The end is near!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I have a soft spot for a little old house just down the highway from where I live, and I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you have grown fond of it too.  It’s pretty much considered a famous landmark around here from the locals to the seasonal people who drive through the area to the ski slopes or the beach.

Here is what my favourite little house looked like at the end of March.  I mentioned in my post Believe it or not, it’s still standing!! that if our snowfall this year had been normal, I don’t think it would have lasted the winter, but it got a reprieve because of the relatively tame winter we had.


Unfortunately, that wet, heavy snow that was dumped on us this week really took its toll on the little house.  The roof has finally collapsed in the centre, and it looks totally defeated! Poor little house –  here is what it looked like yesterday morning when I stopped on my way to work.


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22 Responses to The end is near!

  1. Heather says:

    Awwww, I had a bet with Rob it would stand tall at least til summer! Poor little guy! BUT just because he lost his dormer, doesn’t mean its over! He is still standing! (Did you notice that the wall had kicked out at the back? That was a few weeks ago.) In all the old houses in our area….this little guy has by farm been the most photographed! Good work Cindy. I have kept all these pictures of the little house!

    • Thanks BFF! And yes, I noticed that the damage seems worse in the back. I really want to walk in and take some pictures from the back of the house, but I’m chicken since it’s right on the highway. Mike says he will go in with me early one Saturday or Sunday morning. So, if you hear the sirens, it’s just the cops picking us up for trespassing!! LOL

  2. Dor says:

    Awwww! That is so sad. It feels like a personal loss doesn’t it?

  3. onceamonth4 says:

    I love old buildings around town. Back home I’ve grown fond of an old one room school that’s just blocks from my family’s church. Growing up it was my mark where I knew we were almost there! It still stands today, but you’ve inspired me to take a photo before it’s completely gone!

    • I’m so glad I could inspire someone else!! Around our area, many of the old schoolhouses have been turned into houses, and they are really cute. It’s nice to see them being used and taken care of instead of falling into disrepair. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  4. Aaaaaawwwww noooooooo!!! Such an old pretty house… such a shame to see it fail!!! 😦 **

  5. Colline says:

    Wow! I just hope that some adventurous kids don’t go exploring – that roof looks quite dangerous now.

  6. TBM says:

    That is too bad…such a cute place. It kinda looks cute though in its state of collapse. I hope no one gets hurt though.

  7. krikitarts says:

    It’s definitely frowning a little–well, OK, quite a bit–but I can still see the smile!

  8. kim nash says:

    I also watch that house daily. Just 2 wks ago (either Tues. or Wed.), at 3:00 pm on my way home from work, I looked; as usual, just in time to see the last few bricks slide down the inside of the caved in roof off the left chimney. Couldn’t believe I saw it happen. It really is sad. I’ve been saying for 25 yrs. that house is going to cave. I can’t understand how it still stands. I’ve never seen SO many people take SO many pics if one house. Amazing!!

  9. zelmare says:

    Sad, sad, sad… End of an era. 🙂

  10. ah wow that is a cool house……falling down or otherwise…….

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