Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Strictly No Admittance"

Whilst large developments and demolitions are more noticeable in large cities, smaller towns also have a rate of change that may happen on a smaller scale, but nonetheless does occur. And sometimes dramatically so.

The Launceston suburb of Invermay has had a series of building demolitions take place in just a matter of weeks. What were once 2 early 20th century timber homes (so typical of the suburb) along Invermay Road have since been removed. I heard that the houses were to be relocated, but upon trying to move them on a truck, the house broke up.

An even quicker and more dramatic demolition was on the corner of Invermay Road and Forster Street. Monday morning the Barbers shop and house to the rear were standing, but by afternoon there was no sign of what once stood, for the past 80 or so years.

Another house along Invermay Road (see above photo) is literally on its last legs. Having been empty for many years, it was recently gutted by fire and remains for sale, with the real estate sign stating "Strictly no Admittance". One can only imagine that this former home is awaiting the wrecking ball.

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