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Heritage group upset over demolition of house that sheltered women, babies

June 27, 2014

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX - The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia says it is upset over the demolition of a house that sheltered single mothers and their babies in the early 1900s.

It says the demolition of the Halifax Infants' Home started early Friday morning.

The group said in a statement Friday that it had hoped talks could continue between Saint Mary's University and the community to try to save the 115-year-old home.

The historic building is located on the grounds of the university, which has said could be expensive to fix.

The university has said it could cost up to $13 million to renovate the building.

The heritage group challenged that figure, alleging that it was higher than necessary.

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