Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cairn House, Blue Shank Road - destroyed

     There's been too many old buildings disappear on the Island this summer, including this old farmhouse on the Blue Shank Road in Kelvin Grove.  It was destroyed recently - probably by a "control burn" by the local fire department.
      The old Cairn's house appeared on the covered of Saltscapes Magazine five years ago this month.
     Below are photos I took yesterday, Sept. 22, 2014 of what's left of the house - the foundation with charred remains.   A few weeks earlier I noticed piles of clay behind the house - I suspected something was going to happen here as the house has been vacant for more than ten years.
Below: all that remains is a small barn.
     I took the following photos of the house on October 26, 2012 just after the large barn on the property was demolished - it had earlier been damage from high winds.

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