Friday, 27 June 2014

Former Halifax Infants Home DEMOLISHED TODAY



Demolition of Halifax Infants Home (the old SMU TESL Centre, corner of Tower Road and Inglis Street, South-End Halifax). Photo ( June 27, 2014) from Tim Bousquet's online investigative journal  The Halifax Examiner.

Although this blog is mostly concerned with Dartmouth heritage, we are intricately connected with Halifax and I can't ignore things like the sudden and unfortuneate destruction of a famous historic building on the 'other' side of the harbour.
Thank you to Tim Bousquet (former editor of The Coast) for breaking this sad story on his new investigative website, http://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/. Read his article (mostly links: the picture does most of the talking) for an overview (follow the links) of the saga: http://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/breaking-news-saint-marys-university-demolishes-infants-home/.  I am also including a document, written by my good friend and former professor, Dr. Jonathan Fowler, which covers the history of the site of today's demolition:
http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/BelvidereHistoricalProfile.pdf.

UPDATE! Read today's Chronicle Herald article on the demolition / SMU's position (they even have a video of the destruction): http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1218805-former-halifax-infants-home-demolished

New SMU building & ________. Photo: Emma Poirier, June 27, 2014.

Photo: Emma Poirier, June 27, 2014.

limitless indeed. Photo: Emma Poirier, June 27, 2014.

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