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11/30/11

Going, Going...

Spotted this old villa being cut up for removal on the way home tonight.
Building by building our area's character is being moved away or demolished. This is the 3rd character building within a 2 km radius to be removed or demolished this year.
The building is making way for a multi storey tilt-slab construction. The owner was quoted as saying about the old house "When you see it hard up against the adjoining building, I don't think it has any architectural merit," - kind of ironic when you discover that he is responsible for the monstrosity next door.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's another sad loss in an area I've seen change not for the better over the past 17 years. I remember the old building that used to be where that monstrosity next door now is. The old villa didn't look out of place until it was built! To learn the same developer is responsible for the new building going in this spot is sadly, not a surprise. Thanks for capturing the old girl before she went. Dee

Murray Dewhurst said...

Thank you Dee for your comment! I'm pleased someone else feels the same way. I thought I would do the sketch as a prompter – sadly once they have been gone for a while I have trouble remembering what went before! (I'm struggling to remember what was there before the new building next door)

Anonymous said...

Is this the house on the corner of John Street and Jervois Road?

Murray Dewhurst said...

Hi Anonymous, yes, this is the one on John Street and Jervois Road, or rather was on there.