Latlng: (43.44516, -80.493221)

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Barra Castle

Discovered by aman1212
Created Apr 25 2010
Recent status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
City Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Location # 1460

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.

Latlng: (43.44516, -80.493221)


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avatar of ctgal1011
ctgal1011 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... ;)
Dec 09 2016
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Cerulean So sad they destroyed this place. :( :(
Jul 16 2014
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SaintSi1999 Who would demolish a masterpiece like this!!!???
Feb 26 2012