War Still On: Japs Mum

Discovered by Talker
Created Sep 24 2014
Recent status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
City London, Ontario
Location # 11148

You will pass this house on the way to [url=http://ontarioabandonedplaces.com/upload/wiki.asp?entry=6192]#6192[/url]. While it is not much to look at on the outside, the inside is littered with little trinkets and gems from years past. While it is clear that people have hung out here and moderate man-made damage is present, the house and its contents--those that remain, anyway--are in remarkably good shape. From the 1930s and 1940s periodicals and newspapers to the aged bone china to the antique furniture to the awesome stereo system, it is clear that this house was occupied by a senior who was holding onto past memories. Not sure how long it has been abandoned, but as I was leaving, a crew from the hydro company arrived to cut the power, as the building is to be torn down at some point in the future to make way for a new subdivision (owned by the same company as #6192.)

Interestingly, it was the owner of #6192, Ms. Helen Dickie--a horse farmer who fended off the development company who now owns the property for years before she ultimately passed away and they bought the land and the houses on it--who owned and lived in this house, and rented out #6192 for years.

The name of the location comes from the headline of one of the old newspapers--The London Free Press--as seen in my gallery.

The lights worked when I was there, but I am guessing, as mentioned earlier, that that is no longer the case!

January 2015- rear doors boarded up by the city. No entry at this time.

October 2015 - Demolished

Latlng: (42.990379, -81.317747)


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Talker Gone, unfortunately. Didn't get a chance to check the one across the bridge.
Oct 19 2015
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Talker This location is now sealed.
Jan 18 2015
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Unknown User I believe there was always water but they had a sump pump to get rid of it.
Sep 26 2014
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Talker How does that happen within a couple of days?
Sep 26 2014
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crazycarclub Was just here and the basement is starting to flood :-(
Sep 26 2014
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ground state May just be your crown jewel thus far.
Sep 26 2014
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Talker Thanks you two!
Sep 25 2014
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Veeedub226 Wow, great find Andrew!
Sep 25 2014
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Motleykiwi Nice one.
Sep 24 2014