Ryan Watson, Owner Rocco Masons believes that even though the demolition of the Farnam Block building may happen that the Heritage look and facade of the building could be achieved. With the use of red brick following the same design that currently exists, Limestone keys above the entryways and throughout the design, and perhaps the existing Farnam Block 1912 sign at the top of the existing building hand carved into Limestone. Watson’s award winning hand carved design and masonry that adorns the King George renovation is architecturally appropriate to the 20th century style of its original state in 1910.
Watson is confident that if Lydia’s pub (The Farnam Block) does come down that the public will still be able to admire its new beauty staying true its existing 1912 architecture. To view more of Rocco Masons work please visit the galleries on each of the categories found on our website. Click here to watch the video clip that aired on Global Saskatoon January 20 2015. Video Correction: The hand carved detail for the entryways on the King George was @ $40,000 per entryway.
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media