Abandoned Nineteenth Century Home

At the end of 2019 Zenning with Zay & I decided to check out this Abandoned Nineteenth Century Home.  My pal Carlo Paolozza hooked me up with it one day & it was in excellent condition from what he showed me!  The house sits on a very active & patrolled property but that didn't stop us!



I was lucky enough to find some history on this beauty!  The abandoned nineteenth century home is actually a heritage home.  The two-storey brick structure exhibits Italianate elements.  These included rectangular T-shaped footings, with a low-pitch, hipped roof, & three-bay front facade with tall and narrow windows.



Ornate stone lintels are present over each window. The main entrance includes a projecting frontispiece with a high pitch, decorative vergeboard, and a single door with transom and sidelights.



The brick design is dichromatic with quoining along the exterior corners, and diamond motif below a decorative cornice. One brick chimney is located at the north elevation.



An extension was added to the east elevation and had a hipped roof, side entrance way and completed with the same dichromatic patterning as the main part of the structure. A garage was added to the south elevation, and has a gable roof with the same dichromatic patterning.



Several barns & outbuildings (garages, sheds, etc.) were located south of the structure but were demolished between 2015 & 2016.



This was a nice & easy explore to start the day.  The home is listed as a heritage home but as I have seen with many, often times nothing is done to actually preserve them.  This beauty does have many unique features & is still easily able to be saved.  Lets hope that actually happens.  There were numerous other so called heritage homes in the area that were left to rot & eventually had to be torn down due to extensive damage.



7 thoughts on “Abandoned Nineteenth Century Home”

  1. Any idea what likely the caused the centered, rectangular, wear patterns on the hardwood in some of the rooms? Originally I thought it was from carpet being overlaid…..but the outlines are just bizarre.

    1. I’m from Thunder Bay, Ontario, it’s awesome to see fellow Canadians doing the urbex thing!
      I’ve recently discovered your channel and I’m a fan! Have you guys considered doing a meetup to explore some places? I’d be interested for sure! 😎

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