Petrie Building sale will â€˜reinvigorate an iconic Guelph landmarkâ€™ http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-s...uilding-sold-to-guelph-s-tyrcathlen-partners/ Endangered by neglect and in a state of deterioration, the A.B. Petrie Building has found a saviour. Tyrcathlen Partners, owned by heritage building restorers Kirk Roberts and Peregrine Wood, has announced an agreement to acquire the building at 19 Wyndham St. N. Designed by Guelph architect John Day and built in 1882 for Alexander Bain Petrie, a pharmacist and successful businessmen, the four-storey structure is unique in Canada for its eye-popping faÃ§ade of stamped galvanized iron, and its mortar and pestle pediment. It is a designated Ontario Heritage Act building. As extraordinary as the faÃ§ade is, it has fallen into deterioration in recent decades, due largely to the prohibitive cost of restoration. Roberts said Tyrcathlen Partners was interested in the building because of its one-of-a -kind faÃ§ade and architectural design. The company previously purchased, restored and repurposed Guelph heritage buildings that became the Granary Building and Boarding House Arts, both in the city's core. "We also believe our hands-on, attention to detail approach is the right fit for the challenge of bringing a building back to life that has been dormant for almost a century," Roberts wrote in an email. He added that Tyrcathlen expects the restoration to commence this spring.