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Bethany Manor in Saskatoon's City Park demolished to make way for condo development

The site of the 100 year old Bethany Manor has been cleared of the old building and will soon be home to a new City Parkcondominium project. The home was destroyed last weekend to make way for the new development.


Local developer, Tim Ryan had offered to give the house to anyone who was prepared to move it to another location but the costs of moving the old structure were just too high.


City Park Community Association president, Michael Murphy expressed his disappointment in a story that appeared in the Star Phoenix just prior to the demolition. "An unusual, memorable historic house is about to be demolished to make way for a condo unit. It’s a character house which added some style to City Park. It’s 100 years old, a bit of history. It’s very sad to see it torn down and demolished," he said.


Others have said that the house was poorly designed and in bad repair. Clearly nobody was up for the challenge of renovating it.


A photo gallery of the demolition can be found here.


Read also: Historic house to be demolished.


Learn more about the City Park area here.

Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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