Cranfield House

Sometimes you are in just the right place with a camera and at other times you have your camera and the door of an abandoned house is unlocked.

Cranfield House was was built some time between 1902 & 1913 (the records are murky), and was once the ornate home of William Harris, the founder of W. Harris and Co. that made fertilizers and glues from animal carcasses and the factory was in part “staffed” by inmates of Toronto’s Don Jail. In 1930 the house was sold to the Salvation Army and became Bethany House, a home for pregnant teenagers. In 2013, Cranfield House was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and is as of writing undergoing modest renovations to be retrofitted for condominium use.


The Westwood Theatre, inside and upside

A negative sandwich with a touch of Photoshop of the Westwood Theatre when it still was.

See more from the The Westwood Theatre in my earlier post when it was still standing.

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Smile from above.

Crowe Foundry Ltd. was founded in 1953 in Hespeler Ontario along the Speed River by brothers Bob and Don Crowe. The company made grey and ductile iron castings including the sewer grates on my street! Bankrupt, Crowe Foundry closed in 2009 and the contaminated site was ordered demolished in 2013

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