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Barra Castle

Located in: Kitchener-Waterloo
Location #1460

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Location Owner:aman1212
Creation Date: 4/25/2010
Last Updated: 9/12/2014

A huge abandoned castle looking mansion. 4 stories, with a basement, and roof access.

Info from Skye_Ann:

Barra Castle info: Barra Castle was built by Molly Marquette in 1930, and, it is claimed that she modeled it after her childhood home in Russia. A couple decades later, a large addition was added to the back of the building to accommodate rental apartments. In the 1980's the building was used as beautiful apartments. Some units even had 2,000 sqft of living space.

In 2007 the building was found to not uphold the electrical and fire codes, and the tenants were evicted. The building sat boarded up and (relatively) empty until 2010 when a demolition permit was issued for the building - despite it's historical designation.

The original plan was to save the facade, and demolish the back addition. But in 2011 it was found that the cost of over $1M wasn't going to be worth it and within months the entire building was torn down.

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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm


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R.I.P. Barra Castle
Barra Castle
Created on:2/28/2014
Created by: neon_explorer
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Barra Castle
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: aman1212
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ctgal1011 says:
12/9/2016 10:03:12 PM

It's going to be a new condo development. Council just held special chambers to approve the development. 3 houses on Benton were bought for it...they are now abandoned and empty...just so ya know... ;)

Cerulean says:
7/16/2014 9:24:49 AM

So sad they destroyed this place. :( :(

SaintSi1999 says:
2/26/2012 9:38:47 AM

Who would demolish a masterpiece like this!!!???

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