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125 Colony Street

Address:125 Colony Street
Use:Automobile repair shop
Original Use:Commercial
Constructed:1959
Architects:Moody & Moore
Firms:Moody & Moore

More Information

Designed by local architects Moody and Moore, the vehicle repair station at 125 Colony Street was constructed in 1959. The petite one-storey structure is an excellently preserved modernist design vehicle repair station. Of note is the use of the overhanging roof and the glass front retail portion, integrated with the predominantly brick fa├žade of the building, resulting in a very refined building, which fits well with the adjacent Great West Life complex. The construction of this vehicle station coincides with the increasingly car-centered corporate culture developing in the downtown area. The purpose built structure is still used for car maintenance services.

Design Characteristics

  • Plan area: 2,283 sq. ft. (212.09 sq. m)
  • Masonry and steel frame construction, one storey with no basement, large roof overhang, four garage style doors along east facade