Friday, September 30, 2016

An Abandoned Building Within The City

I came across this building in early August. It's in the Hogs Back area, on Prince Of Wales Drive. A look online determined it was once a schoolhouse, later a residence, but as long as anyone can remember, it's been this way. Apparently there are plans for the site... but those plans have been around for years. It seemed a fitting lead-in for tomorrow's theme day.

29 comments:

  1. Great photos of this abandoned building, William! Oh, and in case you don't know, there is a Prince of Wales street here in Montreal. The only difference is that it is an Avenue, and yours is a drive. Small world. :)

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  2. Not everything goes as we imagine, there are things fail us.

    Tomás.

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  3. Well it looks very closed for sure.

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  4. I've always liked the squat solid shape of these old schoolhouses. It's a shame it's future is still undecided. It looks like it's in a great location.

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  5. I have no idea what I'm going to use for the theme day. Guess I'd better find something quick!

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  6. @Linda: that does not surprise me.

    @Tomas: true.

    @Bill: hence the no trespassing signs!

    @Marianne: it seems so for a long while.

    @Violets: it would be good to do something with it.

    @Halcyon: mine is ready; I just have to add the portal link.

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  7. neat stone work at the bottom, i guess with a bit of TLC i could be back to work order? maybe? depends on the inside? ( :

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  8. That is a quaint old building. Love the shadow on the building in the last photo.
    Tomorrow is theme day - I can't believe it's the last day of September already!

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  9. Sad to see it like this after it's had such a lovely history, perhaps someone will fall in love with it again and be restored. William I'm sorry to hear that things are stressful for you at the moment, sending many positive vibes from Perth, take care.

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  10. I wonder...do you know how old it is?

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  11. That's a well kept building. The don't make them like that anymore.

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  12. It still looks to be in good condition! I hope it is part of the plans for the site!

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  13. The building looks like it could make a rebound as something.

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  14. @Beth: I imagine it might be a tear down. Particularly if it's been neglected for so many years.

    @Tamago: I'll be looking forward to how others are looking at this theme.

    @Tex: it does have that style. When it was built, there would have been countryside all around here, though the Canal is close by.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Norma: by the looks of it, I would think late 19th century. Back then the city core was a lot smaller, and this area would have been rural.

    @Red: they really don't.

    @RedPat: only time will tell.

    @Bill: it would be nice if it were incorporated in some fashion into whatever is to come.

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  15. It looks to be in great shape and very sturdy. It should be good for something.

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  16. It looks to be in amazing shape for something that's been abandoned. Even the grounds have seen some care. Too bad it can't be repurposed for further use.

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  17. What a shame. It would cost a fortune to update the wiring, the insulation, and any of the city's codes. That is why so many dignified old buildings are torn down for the new.

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  18. It's an attractive building. Sad how things get out of date and just sit for years.

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  19. What a pity it was abandoned. It would still be a great place to go to school.

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  20. @Catalyst: it would be a good community centre, but I fear the neglect has gone on too long.

    @Kay: it should be, but I doubt it will be.

    @Jim: thanks.

    @Mari: I imagine so.

    @Linda: I agree.

    @LDP: it would.

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  21. A nice looking place in its day.

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  22. I hope there are plans for it! It's too nice to let it go to ruin.

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