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  • karen moores
    November 14, 2011 - 20:54

    Its a shame that the people at city hall don't realize how important this piece of property is to our heritage. Our family lived on Shaw St. since the early 40's and my father grow on Warbury St., which is over 90 years ago. I look out my door everyday and just can't believe this is happening. Sometimes we see beauty when others do not.

  • Mike
    April 03, 2011 - 21:12

    The whole area has a lot of history.

  • JT
    January 17, 2011 - 12:58

    Here is a property with an intriging slice of history behind it, and council is okay with desicrating it? unbeleivable! I guess it is as many have said, if it isn't in the east end of the city, the powers that be don't really care. The city snobs believe St. John's, or at least the portion of the city that matters to them is east of the concrete bunker. This city is a sad joke.

  • History Nerd
    January 17, 2011 - 12:28

    I'm shocked and saddened that this beautiful and historic property will be altered in this way. I'm also amazed there hasn't been a public outcry. Why hasn't this issue received the same high profile that other development projects involing historic properties have received? It boggles the mind.

  • Saucy Face
    January 17, 2011 - 10:41

    And not a peep from The 3 Heritage Stooges; Shannie, Peg Norman and Greg Malone ... Someone should tell them that it's on Water Street.

    • John
      September 24, 2013 - 14:32

      There is an article on this very website entitled "Council needs to stand up for heritage: deputy mayor." Shannie is our deputy mayor. Sounds like more than just a peep.

  • John Smith
    January 17, 2011 - 10:24

    What a shame, here we have something that should be protected, that reeks with history, and what do they do...nothing. Where are the Peg Normans, and clowns now? A shoddy run down building with absolutely no history stops a 100 million dollar development downtown, yet this place will be turned into a cul de sac. More evidence of the complete lunacy at the bunker.

  • Political Watcher
    January 17, 2011 - 10:23

    Fortis can't upgrade an office building downtown yet a Heritage House with significant ties to St. John's can be turned into two townhouses? Shannie, you wonder why some people dismiss your rants about preserving heritage......... Yet again a decision from Council that will leave you scratching your head.

  • steve
    January 17, 2011 - 10:01

    Come on, b'ys - you complain when they approve developments, and you complain when they don't. You're a hard crowd to please!

  • been thinking
    January 17, 2011 - 08:54

    Where is Shanny, well Old Topsail Road is not really the East End ? is it

  • Glenda
    January 17, 2011 - 08:23

    Wheres grandma Shanny Duff now? MUst be a close friend of hers doing this project..

    • Bob
      January 17, 2011 - 09:10

      This it too bad. That is a lovely area, a nice green space. I really don't think that area is big enough to suitably accomodate a cul de sac AND 12 lots. Why wouldn't a developer sell 4 or 5 large sized lots instead? I'm sure you could get the same amount of money, and I'm sure there's a few wealthy individuals out there that would pay dearly for a large lot in a rich neighbourhood...witness the development going on at Rennies Mill Road and Portuagal Cove Road.