Main Street (1911).
A few today from the soon-to-be demolished Starland Theater on Main Street. Recently de-listed from protected status, the theater is to be torn down–probably in a matter of days–to make way for an eye-soar that looks like it could have been designed by Mussolini, courtesy of the WRHA.
The Theater has been owned by the city for years, and has been allowed to fall into the state of disrepair that it’s in. It’s beyond saving (as is its neighbor, The Epic Theater, which is also being removed), so it’s no surprise that it’s being taken down. But the real shocker is the complete disregard for streetscaping and humanistic architecture that is going up on this historic block.
Check out the Rise and Sprawl blog for more thoughts The Starland, The Epic, and the forthcoming building.