Puchinpappy

Puchinpappy

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on March 10, 2015



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A Very Brief Demolition

A Very Brief Demolition
It did not take long for this house to be demolished. Although still functional, many houses in our 60 year old neighborhood are being demolished to make room for new infill buildings. A two story duplex is replacing this home. At this point this is what was left of the house. Within a half and hour it was leveled.

See the notes for more action and the finished product.

The Sunday Challenge - What's Left

Marcel Dekker, Gudrun, Indycaver (Norm), Clickity Click and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


32 comments - The latest ones
Chrissy
Chrissy
oh no. how sad
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
interesting entry
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Oh dear, I suppose that's progress.
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Poor little house.......
2 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
It must be awful for anyone who grew up in that home to see it vanish almost instantly!
2 years ago.
Bruno Stinglhamber
Bruno Stinglhamber
Il y a de la casse !i!
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
sad, looks quite new too
2 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Over here this is the type of property some unscrupulous estate agents might describe as "needs some modernisation" - lol! ;)
2 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
in fairness pappy, this looks more like a mobile home than a permanant one. the 'tiles' on the roof are marked out on a roll of felt for goodness sake and the flimsy wooden structure looks like the 3 little pigs could have blown it over :-) agree about the memories it contained, but at just 60 years of age its hardly historic and a two storey dwelling here certainly makes better use of space. when it comes to dwellings like this I am unsympathetic I'm afraid

a perfect subject for the challenge though.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Puchinpappy has replied to Jon Smith
The "tiles" are asphalt shingles and they indeed are applied over a felt layer. Most homes in our climate use them and they need to be replaced every 20-25 years. The surprising thing about this demolition is that, while there are many in this neighborhood that are small, old and ready for infill, this one had been well maintained and had newer siding, roof, windows and doors.
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I agree, a perfect subject for the challenge; well captured, Puchinpappy! :-)
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
I find demolition of buildings so very sad - well done!
2 years ago.
Michel Faivre
Michel Faivre
Navrant !!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Looks it was a lovely home for someone, sad to see but a good choice for the challenge, also the one in the notes!
2 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
ouch and so many homeless
2 years ago.
Puchinpappy has replied to Michelle Ress
There will be two homes where there once was only one. Our city's administration has approved this kind of transition to prevent urban sprawl. Compared to Europe we have an embarrassment of space and we use too much of it for only single family dwellings.
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
I have seen this done... it's pretty incredible! Too dad the wood can't be repurposed instead of smashed to bits and pieces!
2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Good documentary.
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Sad to see a building being pulled down, but I can understand the need for more homes in the one space.
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
It would seem your city's administration is being proactive in it's attempt to prevent urban sprawl ... that is refreshing to hear. Usually cities wait too long to take action and then it's even harder to correct the problem. Great shot for the challenge. :)
2 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
What a shame to loose a good house, but at least it's not adding to the urban sprawl into the countryside. Perfectly on topic!
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
looks really dramatical
2 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
A shame they couldn't salvage some, such a waste !!
Great entry for the challenge :))
2 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Great subject choice for the challenge, but a little sad to see!
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great photo!
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Excellent with the PiPs showing the demolition.
2 years ago.
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
The price of progress I guess ........
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Shame to see the old history being demolished. Perfect for the theme.
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Always sad to see a perfectly good house go down, but on the upside you got a really nice photo of it. I like the colors. :)
2 years ago.
Yvonne
Yvonne
Very dramatic shot!
2 years ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Fine for the challenge, but I guess old houses do not exist in this neighbourhood?
2 years ago.
Puchinpappy has replied to Diederik Santema
The houses in this neighborhood were built after WW II. Many baby boomers were born and raised here. The houses were inexpensive starter homes.
2 years ago.