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Historic Magee House in Hintonburg Suffers Partial Collapse

July 24, 2018
Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Citizen

A wall on a historic building in Hintonburg partially collapsed just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Ottawa Fire Services is continuing to investigate after the west-facing wall of a building known as the Magee House, a property that’s more than 140 years old, collapsed.

Nobody was injured in the collapse and OFS had not determined its cause. OFS said the rest of the property appeared to still be stable, but that there were no estimates for the cost of the damage.

The Magee House was one of the first buildings built in what would later become Hintonburg. First built in 1874, the building was dedicated as a heritage building in 1996.

Over the years, it has served many purposes, including being home to several hardware stores, a used car dealership and a men’s wear shop. More recently, though, the owner of the building had flirted with the idea of turning the building into condos.

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