Abandoned and boarded up family farm house, in a park, owned by the city of Guelph and maybe soon to be repurposed and/or given heritage status or worse. Vacant since 2006. The council have been divided on this for years and renovating the farmhouse could cost between $200,000 and $500,000, while demolishing is estimated to cost between $150,000 and $300,000.
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. A very, very, strange sight indeed, hidden in this modern suburb, next to swings, [like it was invisible to the developer] and no wonder I missed it for years. Its all boarded up but there are lights installed , in the basement too, and mind numbing wall paper that may hurt your eyes and no worries of being chased by a dog, neighbour, neighbours dog, yelled at or glared at sternly. A nice change that will be, eh? The power has been disconnected but they used a city vehicle with a generator, to power the lights,. It is named from the original settlers and the house is around 1850 on about 4 acres of land . Elevation 338 feet. Nice birthday find. FEB. 27 th..City of Guelph Open House...An extremely cold day and I was glad I had taken the outside shots already. Signed a waiver and was off. FOS, Trailblazer and friend showed up , that I saw, and also Motleykiwi and CTV. Each room had its own theme wallpaper, peeling, and pleasantly, NO graffiti or smell of mould. Someone did a good job building the built-in; beds, dressers and desks. The Victorian Steeple-tip hinges had great detail as well, even with several coats of paint. I met a structural engineer and a contractor here checking it for the city. The basement was frozen and gloves made little difference inside, but the lights were great . The sounds of animals in the walls were often heard. A smoke detector on the second floor was unwisely fixed on the wall, three feet below the ceiling! Thank you City of Guelph and its workers present this day for making this possible and good luck to this old house. Maybe one day we can compare this house, now, to the new renovations that are planned. Gee, I took 105 pictures just today...........................................................................................UPDATE: Fences up with a Notice for Demolition.
Update by f.o.s.
Demolished...see link. #!@%*