Demolition on historic 113-year-old Waterford Manor in St. John's began Tuesday morning.
The three-storey Queen Anne-style building — located on 185 Waterford Bridge Rd. — was severely damaged when fire broke out on the evening of July 7, 2016.
The manor was recognized as a registered heritage structure in May 1993. It was also awarded the Southcott Award for heritage restoration by the Newfoundland Historic Trust.
The building has been a landmark on Waterford Bridge Road and has been owned by a number of people and organizations.
The building has been has been vacant for the past couple of years and has been subjected to damage from fire and looting.
The condition of the building with holes in the roof and very poor condition throughout led to the decision to demolish the building.
People who have lived in the neighbourhood say they will miss the building but it was the right decision to do demolish it in its current condition.
The demolition is being done by Belfor Property Restoration. The company will clear away the debris and restore the land.