This beautiful home lies on the outskirts of a small town, and is slated for demolition. Click on pics for larger versions.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This was a surprise find. I was on a road trip and pulled into this small town off the highway to take a break. Some of the greatest finds occur by accident. I could have easily driven past this one. Click for larger versions.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I found this house by chance (as I do so many others) while on my way to deliver some framed prints to a gallery in Georgetown. The 6/6 windows on the second level suggest that this home was built in the mid 1800's. My sense is that it will be taken down soon, as development is creeping north from Oakville. Click for larger images.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Located just north of the ever expanding Markham and Richmond Hill area sits this abandoned Section School No.7. It was accessible, yet well boarded up, minus an open basement door. An original picket fence section ran along the back of the property, and I could almost sense the ghosts of children playing on the grounds. School sections were created and financed through the tax base of neighbouring farms. The building appeared to be in good condition and a great candidate for preservation. It's future is not known.
Sad to see, but this is all that remains of the beautiful house that was located at Mississauga and Alloa roads. When I went to take these pics, a couple of guys were picking through the pile of bricks and tossing them into the back of a trailer. I returned a few hours later to take these after they had left.