Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Demolition of an old treasure.


I believe this part was added to the main
 house when it became a rest home.

the little boys watching enjoyed this as did the big boys


I wish I had got a photo of the building before they started
 the demolition. It was built in the 1880's and was quite a grand old house. Some of the windows were saved as was the grand staircase and I hope the wrought iron work along the verandah was as well.
Since 1959 it has been operating as a rest home run by a Christian Trust. Yesterday, sad to say, the building was demolished.

joining Tom and friends for 
Tuesday's Treasures

10 comments:

  1. So the destruction of treasures continues all around the world. I can only imagine that will be built in it's place. Thanks Diana for joining Tuesday's Treasures this week and please stop back again.

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  2. AWWWW how sad...I hate to see old buildings getting torn down...

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  3. Drat, but like all of us, are earthly stay is limited.

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  4. What a shame, but I guess that is just how life is.

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  5. It's too bad they couldn't have just torn down that nondescript addition and still used the main house.

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  6. Oh no. This is always sad to see.

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  7. That's always so sad!
    Often only by disappearance we give a special attention, it is in houses as in humans also...

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  8. Another piece of history vanishes. I do hope the Staircase and windows are used somewhere nice.

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  9. I am always sad to see old building demolished. But I suppose that is what makes those remaining treasures.

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A parson bird

 or as it is more commonly known, a Tui. Spring is here and so are the birds.