Category Archives: Demolitions

Chipping Away! Yet Another Demolition!

It used to be that developers & homeowners wouldn’t dare propose demolition to completely intact, solid structures – they would reserve such demands to a building that was absolutely sorry looking on the exterior.     At least, they would reason, the … Continue reading

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Making Cathy’s Country Kitchen the ‘Fall Guy’

Newburyport Development is setting up Cathy’s Kitchen to fail.       As Dyke Hendrickson in his editorial today indicated it is quite noticeable how ND likes to treat properties they would rather not have around.   The miserable state of the stretch of … Continue reading

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What kind of architecture is that?

You would think that if developers are interested in demolishing old houses or at the very least gutting them or expanding them beyond recognition; they must have some grander design that will replace them.       Now take a look at this … Continue reading

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Tonight is the Night

Be sure that you show up at the public hearing tonight at 6:30 at the Library for the revealing of the first draft of the Open Space and Recreation Plan which when finished will cover 2012 to 2017.       Your input … Continue reading

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Is this the impression they want?

If it is, I say go for it.       (This bumper sticker was in the driveway of someone who wanted to demolish an    historical home adjacent to their place so they could build a garage and expand their house!     I … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Ten

No, I’m not fooled by false hope – the landowner still holds the demolition permit.        I maybe a positive-minded individual but I’m not fooled as long as the situation still looks bleak. This was the day the demolition crews were … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Nine

The owner of Tappan House was angry – but now I am angry.    I arranged for a camera to tape the demolition.    I even picked out a delightful dirge melody as the film recorded the construction equipment biting into the … Continue reading

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