Abandoned Places & Spaces

Creator(s): South Grey Museum & Historical Library

Abandoned Places & Spaces focuses on the disappearing built heritage of former Artemesia Township, Grey County. This exhibit aims to look at these abandoned places, and considers what efforts we take to preserve our built heritage, if any at all. Buildings come down, are transformed for new uses or meet with catastrophe such as fire. The streetscape changes and we move on.

Using historical and present day images, the exhibit challenges how you view the buildings (or empty lots) in your own local communities. This exhibit also includes a contemporary painting by Bonnie Gardiner and striking photographs donated by Bruce Brigham, as well as examples of tools used to create our built heritage. These alternative interpretations of local places and spaces give our historical structures new value.

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