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John Leary House

Located in: Richmond Hill
Location #2521

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Location Owner:canadavey
Creation Date: 3/27/2011
Last Updated: 10/5/2013

The John Leary House has a history that goes back to 1875. Of course what's standing currently on this property is the original house plus several additions that were built afterwards. This place is huge for an abandonment and sadly the vandalizing has begun. Every picture I've seen of this place all the doors were closed and no windows were broken. When I arrived that wasn't the case - doors were kicked open, screens torn and windows smashed.

Amazingly the interior is in good condition. It's not cluttered with junk like most other farmhouse abandonments.

There's a sign out front on the fence surrounding this property for a land re-zoning proposal, meaning, the house will probably be torn down to make way for yet another subdivision to increase the population of the area even more. A complete shame considering at this point the house could be fully restored and lived in.

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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm


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OAP says:
12/7/2015 11:57:11 PM

Demolished (Maple)

canadavey says:
10/10/2013 9:28:29 PM

I'm thinking the wall caved in with a little assistance from some one. Perhaps the developers that own the land and can't do anything with it until this house is considered unsafe for habitat and restoration as it's protected on the heritage list of the city... Or maybe even the local rug rats contributed to the damage while they were running around spray painting the crap out of the place.

Miche says:
9/16/2013 12:45:04 AM

I can't even believe I ventured as far as I did in here. If you look at the back of the house, the foundation has completely caved in. Scary, but I made it out alive! Go me!

doom vs says:
9/20/2011 4:18:47 PM

I went to public school with some kids that lived here in the 70's...

timo explorer says:
7/28/2011 9:44:44 PM

Great photos of the window D. Well done, thanks for showing us around.

don says:
3/29/2011 10:00:17 PM

Today I was in the area, stopped in and got some pics. this place is sweet!

captamerica says:
3/28/2011 4:54:14 PM

damn, I wanted to get in that one! Wasn't sure if it was on the property now owned by that Islamic group just west on Stouffville. Nice pics D.

don says:
3/27/2011 11:07:59 PM

Sweet. Oh, Next month sometime, I've been planing a tour of the abandoned places around the area. Wondered if you would like to join?

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