Sunday, April 29, 2012

John Redpath Mansion

John Redpath Mansion by susanvg
John Redpath Mansion, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Demolition on this building started in 1986, one hundred years after it was built. It was stopped when Heritage Montreal managed to get an injunction, but in the 25 years since it has been left to decay. Sad to this this stately building crumbling. The owners want to completely demolish it and build condominiums. This may still happen. After all, there is not much left of the once stately property now.

In the 1960s, many such buildings were demolished to make way for high rises. Now we are a little more careful with our heritage, but this one will probably not survive.

Learn more from Heritage Montreal
And an article from the Montreal Gazette

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