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[PHOTO] Abandoned, 3950 Colonial Avenue, Montréal

Literally around the corner from Schwartz’s in Montréal, walking east on rue Napoléon in the Plateau, I saw on the northwest corner where Napoléon meets avenue Coloniale this building striking in its disrepair.

Abandoned, 3950 Colonial Avenue (1)

The above photo was one I shared immediately on Instagram. The three below are ones I took with my canon and shared today.

Abandoned, 3950 Colonial Avenue (2)

Abandoned, 3950 Colonial Avenue (3)

Abandoned, 3950 Colonial Avenue (4)

This building has been in disrepair for some time. Philippe Du Berger’s post on Flickr, dated the 31st of October, 2012, states the building dated from 1870 and that the façade had been stripped for later repair. Nothing happened then or immediately afterwards. A 23 May 2013 post on the tumblr of VVoyons shows the only thing that changed was the building’s slide into disrepair. The website of the city of Montréal, meanwhile, claims that this building is for sale at a price of just over 700 thousand dollars, and that the land would sell for a bit more than a third that price.

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Written by Randy McDonald

January 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

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