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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > London > Locust Mount
Locust Mount
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created by Peeping Tom on 3/22/2005 2:54 AM
last modified by phrenzee on 1/29/2008 11:36 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A large Victorian style home with Georgian influence. It has been heavily modified to look older since its construction. It has a grey stuccoed exterior and many shuttered windows. It feautures a front balcony overlooking the entranceway and a two floored porch at the back. The grounds are mostly overrun with ferns and tall grass. A garage can be found at the end of the drive leading off Talbot, and a trail leading to a nearby park is found in the back yard.
After another fire, it was demolished in January of 2008.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
661 Talbot Street
London, Ontario
Owner: Drewlo Holdings Inc.
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • unsafe roofing may fall
  •  Interesting Features
    A home with heritage status torched under suspiscious circumstances? How can one resist?
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • wooden boarding
  • next door neighbor tends to contact police
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1860
    Closed: 2000
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  • tossable clothes that can be covered in soot.
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    Was built by Elijah Lenoard, a wealthy industrialist who was also mayor of London in the 1860s. After his death, the home changed hands many times, eventually becoming a frat house. The home was purchased by Drewlo Holdings Inc in July 2000, suffered a fire under suspiscious circumstances later that year. The home was heavily damaged, and with unsafe flooring, it has since been condemned. It is believed that Drewlo set the fire before it could attain Ontario Heritage Designation in order to build an apartment complex on both it and nearby lots. Drewlo has since been investigated for insurance fraud, and the house remains untouched.
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     Future Plans
    This property will either be restored by a historical society or demolished to make way for an apartment complex. Likely the latter as London tends to drag its feet when it come to both heritage or architecture.

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    February 07
    Sat, Feb 17th, 2007
    posted by r00bix
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    phrenzee's trip 09.23.2007
    Wed, Sep 26th, 2007
    posted by phrenzee
    14 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/29/2008 6:28 PM.

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  • on Jan 29 08 at 18:28, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 29 08 at 11:36, phrenzee changed the following: Status, Description
  • on Sep 26 07 at 14:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:38, phrenzee swapped pictures 1 and 2
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:38, phrenzee swapped pictures 2 and 3
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:38, phrenzee swapped pictures 3 and 4
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:37, phrenzee swapped pictures 4 and 10
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:36, phrenzee changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:31, phrenzee updated gallery picture EMO room
  • on Sep 26 07 at 1:31, phrenzee updated gallery picture fireplace
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