Ri­d­ley Hall an eye­sore

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

Peo­ple are get­ting them­selves all worked up over a build­ing — Ri­d­ley hall — that the Town of Har­bour Grace nei­ther owns or con­trols.

It’s pri­vately owned and has had noth­ing done to it since it was pur­chased in 2000. It has been de­stroyed by fire and now is be­ing de­stroyed by na­ture.

Maybe we should lis­ten to the pow­ers that be ( Na­ture) and de­mol­ish the build­ing. It is, af­ter all, just a build­ing. Its his­tory is in peo­ples’ minds and books and will not dis­ap­pear. Let it go.

Re­move the en­tire in­sides, while pre­vent­ing the walls from col­laps­ing some­how. Gut the build­ing com­pletely. Make it a ruin, then turn it into a park. Of course, this costs a lot of money, so maybe all those who want to pre­serve the build­ing can do­nate their time and money to such a pro­ject.

Any­way, it’s time to do some­thing about this build­ing. LOVE IT OR LOOSE IT!

Ken Haire Har­bour Grace

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