More than a fixer-upper

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Sir: I agree with the recent letters in The Chatham Voice from James Brown and Ruth Draper, about the old Aberdeen Hotel located on the corner of Grand Avenue and St. Claire Street.

Every time I see it, I expect it to come tumbling down. I have heard it was quite a joint in its day with a bar holding 800 or so people.

My understanding is that it’s leased to the business next door and used as a warehouse. But like the letter writers, I’m surprised it isn’t condemned. As an ardent historian I believe in the preservation of old buildings, but this is an eyesore. A new modern warehouse could be built on its site, which would look a lot more attractive than that tumbledown building.

Stephen J. Beecroft

Chatham

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