below: Jan. 13, 2010, looking at the house from the north-west
above: Jan.14, 2010 - same view, the next day; the building's demise leaves a prominent gap in the familiar streetscape.
below: Jan.6, 2010, looking at the building from the north-east.
below: Jan.14, 2010 - massive hand-hewn timber beams were removed from the old house, some with traces of bark on them
above: closer view of the original old beams, showing the pegged mortise and tenon joinery.
above: Jan.14, 2010, looking from the west into the basement under demolition.
above: Jan.14, 2010 - looking in a north-easterly direction; across the street is the building in which the venerable Albert's coffee shop once stood, with its Coke sign overhanging the sidewalk. I remember the place well, with its curved sit down counter and quilted steel backbar behind the griddle. On such a freezing cold day as today, it would have been nice to stop in to Albert's for a soup and coffee.