Exploring an Abandoned 1870 Victorian Home North Durham
Exploring an Abandoned 1870 Victorian House North Durham
Exploring on a snowy day lead me to a bunch of homes and this gorgeous property was a single of them. Following a number of failed attempts I was sure this place was inaccessible..fortunately I was wrong
When I pulled up to this home I was in awe at its beauty. The gingerbread, brick work and porch were so nice I could not think this location was not loved by somebody. Soon after entering I located a pristine house with great ceiling angles, tones of rooms, dual staircases and oddly the heat was still on. I could have just moved into this house.
I need to note, that Many individuals have wondered what the red is in the toilet, and a lot of people are giving genuinely rude comments to these who ask. Please remember that people from all more than the planet are watching and “antifreeze” in toilets is not an international concept. So, there it is, the red in the toilet is antifreeze to avert damage.
This property like so many others in the region has been taken over by the government because of “essential” urban expansion. I could not discover considerably info on the history other than it was constructed in 1870. I have heard from many saying I ought to not have explored this property, that entering was wrong of me. What most do not know is practically every residence the Government has taken ownership of in this location in the last 10 years has been destroyed to make way for a Highway or an Airport. This home is no various. This house will be laid to waste 1 day, with no cares of the heritage or history of it. So I do not really feel guilty about documenting this beautiful structure.
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SEPT 2015 UPDATE – I went back to this property and it nevertheless stands vacant and alone along with other houses in the area. These are Government dwellings now that sit on or close to future airport land. The will sit vacant like so several other people until the are destoryed or hopefully moved. The track record is destroyed…Just believed I would let ya’ll know )
From: DaaDeeOh’s Urban Exploration
Gyppeswick Historic Property … Victoria Art Gallery
This complicated includes the Italianate house developed for A. A. Green, a wealthy nearby banker, by William Ridgway Wilson. It was named Gyppeswick for Mrs. Green’s ancestral house, Ipswich, in England. Constructed for $24,000 by contractor G.C. Mesher, it was situated on a large home that ran from Fort Street to Rockland Avenue (then Belcher Avenue) with gardens, tennis courts, coach home and steady. The Greens abandoned it in 1894 when their bank, Garesche and Green, failed.
It became Government House from 1899 to 1903, following a fire at Cary Castle. David Spencer, owner of David Spencer’s Department Shops, bought it in 1903 and renamed it Lan Dderwen," Welsh for ‘under the oaks’. His daughter, Sara Spencer, donated it to the Art Gallery of Higher Victoria in 1951.
It is a single of Canada’s finest art galleries with more than 15,000 pieces in its collection. A Shinto shrine from the Meiji era (1886-1912) is positioned in the garden
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By Nick Kenrick.. on 2009-11-03 11:48:06