Ancestral Roofs

"In Praise of Older Buildings"

Friday, December 21, 2012

They don't make 'em like they used to

Luxe, 1907 style

 In 2011 I had the great pleasure of working with Angela Cartwright, manager of Hotel Quinte in Belleville, and the staff, developing the application for heritage designation, which we were all excited about bringing to City Council. Then the hotel's fortunes changed and the process was halted.

Overnight, the hotel's fortunes changed once again. Tragically. These days when there's been little success with getting the viable building up and running again, there's likely to be less enthusiasm for resurrecting its burnt-out shell.

 Here are some photos of winter/spring 2011, sunnier times for the iconic Belleville hostelry.

a corner we'll no longer visit

1 comment:

  1. You did your best for the old gal, Lindi. Who could have imagined this terrible turn of events? I'm so glad I had a tour last year to see first-hand the glories that you have captured in your photos.