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McTavish Pumping Station

By     Jul 29th, 2014
Located above McGill University’s campus on the south slope of Mount Royal (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), the McTavish Pumping Station is the source of Montreal’s water distribution. Build between 1928-1932, it was designed by famous Montreal architect Jean-Omer Marchand and named after famous Montreal Businessman, Simon McTavish (1750-1804).

Museum of the City of New York (MCNY)

By     Jul 9th, 2014
Since it first opened its doors to the public in 1923, The Museum of the City of New York has embraced the past, present, and future of the Big Apple, celebrating the city’s cultural diversity. In 1932, the museum moved to its current location at 1220 Fifth Avenue, a building with stately columns and a towering slate roof.

Roofing slate packaging

By     Jun 9th, 2014
Slates are tightly fitted into a heat treated wood pallet. It’s important that they are braced tightly to prevent breakage during transportation. They are packaged on their edges and never flat. Depending on the size of the slates and pallets, there can be two to three rows of slate.

Orillia Opera House (Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium)

By     Jun 2nd, 2014
The Orillia Opera House, was originally built in 1895 at a cost of $25,000. The building served multiple purposes (auditorium, City Hall offices, Council Chamber, market stalls and a lock up). The auditorium had a balcony similar to those found in formal opera houses in Europe. In July 1915, a fire destroyed most of the building.

Patterned & Multi Colored Roofs

By     May 20th, 2014
A slate roof truly can be as unique as you want it! You may decide on a random width single color, multi-color, graduated, scallop shape, floral pattern, diamond point, hang-down or even incorporate the date the building was made! Each slate roof really is one of a kind.