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Demolished Kirkham House

Located in: Oakville
Location #10051
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Location Owner:superss
Creation Date: 1/5/2014
Last Updated: 1/5/2014



Description
This is a property that I had my eye on since last winter. Not the most attractive home, but it had its charm. It had been vacant & was listed for sale for over a million dollars. It's location was on a street with multimillion dollar monster homes, but it was your basic 1940's averaged size house built on a very deep lot.

The owners of this home were WWII Veteran Alfred William Kirkham & his wife Jessie. They brought up 7 kids in this household which later brought them 13 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. On Friday the 23rd of July 2010 Alfred passed away at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital at the age of 87. It appears without Alfred, the widow Jessie & the kids decided that it was time to sell their home.

The home already had the hints of abandonment when I first spotted it, shortly afterward it went up for sale. I was waiting to see if there may be an opening or an open house, no such luck & a few months later it was sold. It didn't take a genius to figure demolition would be around the corner. At that time I knew I had to investigate further & took some pictures, but was still denied entry.

I wanted to hold off posting this location until I was able to get interiors. I visited the property about once a week looking for any chance to see the inside of this home, still no luck. In October there was some tree removal going on & I didn't like those signs or the lack of opportunities in this neighbourhood. When I returned there a week later it had been demolished.

Nothing special here, no opportunities for future pictures, just a few pictures to remember what had been there for almost 70 years & had been a part of a family's history.


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Demolished Kirkham House
Just A Memory
Created by: superss


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


Demolished Kirkham House


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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm



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On 1/5/2014 11:52:34 PM user superss changed the following: description
On 1/5/2014 11:39:18 PM user superss uploaded photos : P6172030.JPG / P6172032.JPG / P6172033.JPG / P6172034.JPG / P6172038.JPG / P6172039.JPG / P6172044.JPG / P6172045.JPG / P6172046.JPG / P6172048.JPG / P6172050.JPG / PA113311.JPG / to SID: 152014203533
On 1/5/2014 11:35:43 PM user superss created gallery : Just A Memory
On 1/5/2014 11:33:11 PM user superss changed the following: latitude, longitude, description
On 1/5/2014 11:28:18 PM user superss changed the following: location status, description