It was an ugly day, but I has a sudden urgent need to snap a picture of the abandoned Seville Theatre on Ste-Catherine and Chomedy.
Despite attempts to preserve the facade of the 1928 theatre, the Gazette reported that 3 separate studies have found it too decrepit to be incoprorated into a new student housing project that is slotted for this block.
The more time I spend in this neigbhourhood, the more I realize how much of it is abandoned, including entire apartment blocks above Ste-Catherine, and lovely old greystones below. Between the Chidren’s Hospital, Alexis Nihon, Westmount Square, the Forum and Concordia, there has got to be a demand for housing in this area. I can’t figure out why so much beautiful, and surely valuable property is being left to deteriorate in an otherwise bustling part of downtown.