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John Leary House

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Location Owner canadavey
Creation Date Mar 27 2011
Status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
Location Richmond Hill, Ontario
Site number #2521

The John Leary House has a history that goes back to 1875. Of course what(a)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(a)ve seen of this place all the doors were closed and no windows were broken. When I arrived that wasn(a)t the case - doors were kicked open, screens torn and windows smashed. Amazingly the interior is in good condition. It(a)s not cluttered with junk like most other farmhouse abandonments. There(a)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.

Latlng: (43.938590, -79.405940)

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avatar of TWP
TWP Demolished (Maple)
Dec 07 2015
avatar of canadavey
canadavey 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.
Oct 10 2013
avatar of Miche
Miche 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!
Sep 16 2013
avatar of doom vs
doom vs I went to public school with some kids that lived here in the 70's...
Sep 20 2011
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timo explorer Great photos of the window D. Well done, thanks for showing us around.
Jul 28 2011
avatar of don
don Today I was in the area, stopped in and got some pics. this place is sweet!
Mar 29 2011
avatar of captamerica
captamerica 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.
Mar 28 2011
avatar of don
don 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?
Mar 27 2011
avatar of canadavey
canadavey Yup, wide open for now.
Mar 27 2011
avatar of don
don another nice find. easy to access?
Mar 27 2011