Thanks to John R for taking the photo of my parents place on Empire ( Old address= 34 Empire) Brings back a lot of memories.
Looks like some one is doing major renovations. I helped my Dad build the garage one summer and then planted trees in the back yard to celebrate the occaission. There was nothing between our place and Kips Store on Springfield but fields and that green space seemed to go all the way to 3 RD. The house had brick and stone facing when we moved in. It was built like a fortress and looked like it would and did come through all those ice storms the Quebec weather bureau came up with later. The extension on the back is obviously to replace the former one my Dad built after we left home. It could withstand earthquakes too. His motto was , "Why put in one nail when ten are available....."
Would love to see what it looks like when it's all done