Jillian Demmons 
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Re: “The fall of the house of Elmwood

James Augustus Farquhar was my great-great grandfather. He wrote an incredible autobiography detailing his man adventures growing up on Sable Island, wreck diving, and in business. He was a man who took calculated risks that often paid off. I will be sad to see The Elmwood go. When I was a child there used to be a plaque on the waterfront marking "Farquahar's wharf," but this has since been removed so now I no longer know which wharf was ours. I believe Farquhar also owned or operated a business out of 1558 Barrington Street, and I am told there was a plaque or sign on this building about Farquhar too, but I believe this has since been covered by a "Mezze Lebanese Kitchen" sign. It saddens me to see these fragments of Halifax my own history covered over and torn down. What an incredible timeless historical landmark and valuable asset to Halifax The Elmwood could have been if someone had the vision to restore it as a hotel, instead of turning it into another apartment building that will already be outdated by the time it is built.

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Posted by Jillian Demmons on 10/27/2017 at 10:17 AM

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