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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Maple Ridge > Sampo Hall
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Sampo Hall
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 Database Info
created by -Rio- on 9/30/2017 7:32 AM
last modified by -Rio- on 7/1/2020 8:22 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
the building has a large hall, an office, two washroom, a very large kitchen. also to be found... the "tv room", or what is left of it... Upstair there is a second kitchen / dinning room with access to the attic.


Floor Space : 3500 sqft

Land Size : 41382 sqft
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
25470 Dewney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Canada
Owner:
 Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Its not fully trashed. not exciting, but potential for some decent photos.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • nosey neighbours
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1916
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    flash light
     History
    Finnish settlers started arriving in Webster’s Corners in 1905.  Their goal was to live in a Socialist commune and to that end they purchased a 159 acre property with its northwest corner – a one-acre chunk – already set aside for Webster’s Corners School.
    When that original utopian settlement, called Sampola, broke up for a variety of reasons in 1912, the land holdings were sold off to individual families but the acre which now holds the Sampo hall was given to the first Finnish Club which was called the Socialist Club.

    Difficulty in meeting the costs of upkeep lead to ownership being transferred from the local Finnish club to the Vancouver branch which funded some restoration work.  Finally, after 68 years of ownership by the Finns, the hall was sold in 1984 to Alex and Priya Kucher who maintained the hall and made it available to the Webster’s Corners community until their deaths.  At present, the hall is vacant. The last tenant was Children's Country Corner daycare.

    ****Demolished in November 2019****

    read the whole history: http://mapleridgem....org/?s=Sampo+hall
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     Future Plans
    it is for sale, could be yours for a cool $1 000 000.
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    September 2017
    Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
    posted by -Rio-
    24 pictures
     


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     Web Links
    http://mapleridgem....org/?s=Sampo+hall
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/4/2020 1:44 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 4 20 at 13:44, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 4 20 at 13:43, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 1 20 at 20:22, -Rio- changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jul 1 20 at 20:21, -Rio- changed the following: History
  • on Jul 1 20 at 20:18, -Rio- changed the following: History, Status
  • on Oct 1 17 at 19:08, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Oct 1 17 at 4:21, -Rio- changed the following: History
  • on Sep 30 17 at 12:58, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Sep 30 17 at 8:38, -Rio- made this location available
  • on Sep 30 17 at 8:37, -Rio- swapped pictures 21 and 22
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