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Halifax development on hold after heritage building destroyed

The Carlton Street house was built in 1861, part of the Carlton Victorian Streetscape

A large development in central Halifax is on hold after a heritage building involved in the project was destroyed.

Taylor Dean was in her Carlton Street apartment with her roommate early last Friday afternoon when there was a “massive bang.”

“We had no idea where it came from. Our house shook a little,” Dean, 22, said Wednesday.

Dean, a Dalhousie University pharmacy student, said she often passed by the site at 1452 Carlton St. en route to class and knew that the plan was to lift it with a crane Friday — so at first she thought maybe the noise was a result of normal construction.

“But … we ran out on the back deck and you could see like something was not right,” Dean said. …[Read More]