Directly across the street (Front Street) from Belleville City Hall, stands a lone facade wall which is all that remains in place of one of Belleville's historical buildings.
One can tell by the style of architecture, that this building was Grand in its day.
In the 1860's, David Demorest Bogart, a wealthy lumberman and entrepreneur financed the construction of many stately buildings in Belleville, Ontario.
Amongst those buildings was one that more recently became known as the "Cablevue Building".
While this building may have been built in or around 1855 (or later), its state of disrepair ultimately resulted in demolition during the late 1980's or early 1990's.
In its place, remains this lonely but beautiful reminder of days gone by, which marks the entrance to a Municipal Parking Lot which is located on the West side of Front Street between Bridge Street and Dundas Street (Hwy #2) Belleville, Ontario (directly across the street from City Hall).
Unfortunately, it has been difficult to find any detailed information about this building and remnant wall. As such, some of these notes have been paraphrased and/or quoted from Bay of Quinte Yaght Club website >> http://www.bqyc.org/history.html
I will continue to research with hopes of finding more detailed specific information including actual construction and demolition dates. #Belleville #Bogart #Cablevue #Demolition #Quinte