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Stratford Beacon Herald:Demolishing the Columns on the White House
Jonathan Juha | March 26, 2018

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Stratford heritage advocates worried about permit to demolish White House columns

http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2018/03/23/stratford-heritage-advocates-worried-about-permit-to-demolish-white-house-columns

From Issue No. 267 | April 1, 2018

Fencing is now in place around the entrance of Stratord's so-called White House on St. David St. after the city issued an unsafe order due to the poor state of the home's columns. (JONATHAN JUHA/THE BEACON HERALD)

Fencing is now in place around the entrance of Stratord's so-called White House on St. David St. after the city issued an unsafe order due to the poor state of the home's columns. (JONATHAN JUHA/THE BEACON HERALD

 

Stratford’s so-called White House is once again in danger, says a group of residents who have long fought for the preservation of the iconic property.

The Stratford Friends of the White House group is raising the alarm after learning property owner Kevin Larson has applied to the city for a building permit to allow for the removal of the house’s 18 columns.

The group says that demolishing the columns will dramatically, and negatively, impact the stately 1866 home’s structure and heritage value.

“If the columns are removed, the house could essentially be severely damaged,” said member Mary O'Rourke, whose husband, Patrick, is the chair of the city’s heritage advisory committee.

O’Rourke said she was taken by surprise by the news, especially after the city decided to uphold a Property Standards Order last year that required Larson to keep the St. David Street property’s columns in good repair.

“We thought that when the city issued the property standard order that it would automatically be enforced,” she said. “We thought that was it.”

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