Originally Posted by haligonia
This row of buildings is looking more and more out of place, which is usually a sign that it will be gone soon. Since the photo was taken another apartment building and an office building went up next door, plus the library and some more condos are going in on adjacent blocks. The small building on the right has condos that sell for over $1M. I'd guess the life expectancy of these is about 3-5 years.
Here's a similar old picture I took of the relatively "hot" area of Hollis and Morris a few years ago. Back then I knew the wooden apartment on the right's days were numbered. It looked like such a relic:
Then some new apartments went in:
I think it's an improvement, but there's definitely an "Old Halifax" that is being lost. We only have a tiny piece of the character that would have been very common back in, say, 1950.