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Building

Structure, typically with a roof and walls, standing more or less permanently in one place

A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.

Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).

Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings.

Building Media

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Late snowstorm, date unknown

Late snowstorm, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Court House building behind snowcovered trees; four park benches in middleground; street with wheel tracks in foreground; title written in ink on bac... More

At home, 1897

At home, 1897

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Fifteen men and women seated on porch; many wearing hats or holding instruments; bicycles in foreground; banner suspended from pillars; View of Goder... More

Becklers Mills Falls, Benmiller, date unknown

Becklers Mills Falls, Benmiller, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .River with waterfalls in foreground; buildings on shoreline in background; rock formation in lower right corner; View of Goderich and vicinity imprin... More

Square, Goderich, bicycle parade

Square, Goderich, bicycle parade

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Parade of bicycles in centre of streetscape; buildings in background; small boys, pole and puddle reflecting same on right; View of Goderich and vici... More

Dungannon School, teachers and kids

Dungannon School, teachers and kids

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Group portrait of 81 students and teachers in front of frame building; empty frame chair in lower right corner; (written across front: Dungannon Scho... More

School Number 5, Colborne, date unknown

School Number 5, Colborne, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Group portrait of 67 students and teachers in front of frame building; three windows in background; face peering from centre window; teacher standing... More

John Morris Birthday Party, 1888

John Morris Birthday Party, 1888

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Group portrait of family gathering; sixty-six people seated & standing in front of frame house; empty frame chair in front row on right; (written acr... More

Point Farms summer resort, date unknown

Point Farms summer resort, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Front view of three story, frame hotel, Victorian-style tower flying Union Jack; large gathering of people in midground observing sporting match; Sal... More

The summer house in winter, 1909

The summer house in winter, 1909

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Woman sitting facing left on snowcovered, small open wood building; snowshoes hang by her side; wears wide-brimmed fur hat, light woollen sweater wit... More

Winter cabin, 1917

Winter cabin, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Log cabin situated on hill surrounded by trees; man standing short distance from cabin on slope of hill facing right; man is wearing snowshoes and li... More

Two cabins, 1911

Two cabins, 1911

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Winter scene showing two log cabins; lumber shown in front of cabins; trees in the background; icicles dangle from the sides of the roofs of the cabi... More

Lumber jacks, 1917

Lumber jacks, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Eleven lumber jacks standing in front of cookhouse or bunk house with two men in background to the left; all wearing hats; man to the extreme left we... More

Loading the chuck sleighs, 1909

Loading the chuck sleighs, 1909

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Picture of five men in total; one man leaning in doorway of building in background; two men leaning on sled one of which is dressed in light coloured... More

Haircut in snow, 1917

Haircut in snow, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Man sitting on stump receiving haircut from man standing behind him; both shown in profile facing right; man giving haircut wears dark clothing; man ... More

Hanging deer with hunters, 1911

Hanging deer with hunters, 1911

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Two men standing in front of log building beside a hanging white tailed buck; man on left, holds rifle, wears dark hat, winter jacket, pants, high la... More

Collinson's Millinery Store, date unknown

Collinson's Millinery Store, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Interior shot of full length of millinery store; cabinets on either side, central glass cases topped with array of hats run from front to back; dark ... More

Group portrait in front of sugaring shack, 1910

Group portrait in front of sugaring shack, 1910

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Group portrait of twenty men and women in front of a sugaring shack; eight men and women sitting on roof; team of horses on right in background; bare... More

Court House Square, Goderich, Ontario, date unknown

Court House Square, Goderich, Ontario, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Court House building in center of photo surrounded by trees in park; street in foreground; buildings on right and left of frame..Object ID : 0488-rrs... More

Marching cadets, 1902

Marching cadets, 1902

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Cadet corp marching down street; Hotel Bedford in background; trees on left, buildings on right; assorted bicycles plus horses and wagons line street... More

Street parade, date unknown

Street parade, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Parade marching down street; some participants dressed in costume, archway over street and large two-storey building in background; roadway in foregr... More

Store interior, date unknown

Store interior, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Interior of grocery store; shelving unit filled with canned goods lines background; window on right; hanging light fixture in upper right quadrant; c... More

Looking W.S.W. from Court House, date unknown

Looking W.S.W. from Court House, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Streetscape of single block of Goderich Square taken from elevated position; park and trees in foreground; buildings in middleground, lettering on ro... More

Huron County Public School Teachers' Convention, Goderich, Ontario, 1919

Huron County Public School Teachers' Convention, Goderich, Ontario, 19...

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Large gathering of men and women posed in front of brick building; grass in foreground; sidewalk leading off side and small pine tree in lower left q... More

Colborne farmhouse, date unknown

Colborne farmhouse, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Two storey white frame house with porch; driveway and trees on right; brick outbuildings in background on left; sidewalk leading to flowerbed in fore... More

Crozier home, Ashfield, Township, date unknown

Crozier home, Ashfield, Township, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Two storey field-stone house with side porch, gingerbread trim; people sitting on porch; fence in foreground; windmill and tree on left; writing in i... More

Court House Square, Goderich, Ontario, date unknown

Court House Square, Goderich, Ontario, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Court House building in center of photo surrounded by trees in park; street in foregro... More

The summer house in winter, 1909

The summer house in winter, 1909

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Woman sitting facing left on snowcovered, small open wood building; snowshoes hang by ... More

Loading the chuck sleighs, 1909

Loading the chuck sleighs, 1909

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Picture of five men in total; one man leaning in doorway of building in background; tw... More

Collinson's Millinery Store, date unknown

Collinson's Millinery Store, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Interior shot of full length of millinery store; cabinets on either side, central glas... More

Haircut in snow, 1917

Haircut in snow, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Man sitting on stump receiving haircut from man standing behind him; both shown in pro... More

Hanging deer with hunters, 1911

Hanging deer with hunters, 1911

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Two men standing in front of log building beside a hanging white tailed buck; man on l... More

Dungannon School, date unknown

Dungannon School, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Group portrait of 81 students and teachers in front of frame building; empty frame cha... More

Looking W.S.W. from Court House, date unknown

Looking W.S.W. from Court House, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Streetscape of single block of Goderich Square taken from elevated position; park and ... More

Square, Goderich, date unknown

Square, Goderich, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Parade of bicycles in centre of streetscape; buildings in background; small boys, pole... More

At home, 1897

At home, 1897

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Fifteen men and women seated on porch; many wearing hats or holding holding instrument... More

Group portrait in front of sugaring shack, 1910

Group portrait in front of sugaring shack, 1910

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Group portrait of twenty men and women in front of a sugaring shack; eight men and wom... More

School Number 5, Colborne, date unknown

School Number 5, Colborne, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Group portrait of 67 students and teachers in front of frame building; three windows i... More

Marching cadets, 1902

Marching cadets, 1902

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Cadet corp marching down street; Hotel Bedford in background; trees on left, buildings... More

Lumber jacks, 1917

Lumber jacks, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Eleven lumber jacks standing in front of cookhouse or bunk house with two men in backg... More

John Morris Birthday Party, 1888

John Morris Birthday Party, 1888

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Group portrait of family gathering; sixty-six people seated & standing in front of fra... More

Winter cabin, 1917

Winter cabin, 1917

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Log cabin situated on hill surrounded by trees; man standing short distance from cabin... More

Store interior, date unknown

Store interior, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Interior of grocery store; shelving unit filled with canned goods lines background; wi... More