Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pridham House, Montrose - destroyed

     The old Ken & Lois Pridham House, located on Rte. 152 in Montrose, was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening past, Nov. 18th - a control burn by the local fire departments.  The house had been abandoned for many, many years and in poor condition.
     Here are a few photos I took on June 28, 2012.
      Above/Below: The house sat atop a south facing hill with a distant view of the beautiful Montrose River.  This view faces west and Rte. 152.
      The house dates approximately back to the 1870-80's and features a steep gabled dormer on the front with two square bay windows below.  There was a kitchen wing to the rear.
Below: Pridham House Control Burn. cf. Facebook
"PHOTO REMOVED OUT OF RESPECT FOR FAMILY'S LOSS"

3 comments:

  1. Unless it degraded fast it looks re-storable to me. Then again PEI seems to be loathing anything that is older, or aka what tourists come to PEI expecting.

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  2. Yeah, its a hard go for alot of these old houses. This house hadn't been lived in for more than 20 years - and in a day when you can buy a good house in the area in the $70,000 range home owners aren't interested in putting any money into a major reno - too bad, wish it was different!

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    1. Not only did the family ask the fire department to remove any pictures of the controlled burn from social media/internet sites, but the photographer was also asked to have them removed!

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