Protesters rally to save historic Vancouver heritage house
Protesters rallied around a precious piece of Vancouver history Sunday to demonstrate against the demolition of the West End’s historic Legg Residence.
The site has been sold to a developer and will be torn down, but protesters hope that by speaking out they can prevent other heritage buildings from being destroyed in the future.
The Legg mansion, which has stood tall for 115 years as one of the West End’s oldest heritage houses, will be torn down and replaced with condos.
It’s one of hundreds of heritage houses that are torn down every year.
Advocates are hoping the city will reverse the trend and offer developers more incentives to leave the historic buildings standing.
The city says they’re looking at a number of possibilities to create a heritage action plan, but there is no timeline on when that might come to fruition.
With files from Jeremy Hunka