Bogdon and Gross Demolition for New Development

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The majority of the demolition has concluded, and development will be started in the upcoming year. We thank you for your interest in this project.

Bodgon and Gross Building

The Municipality of Brockton is pleased to announce initial plans for a new residential development at the site of the former Bogdon and Gross furniture factory at 75 Ridout Street in Walkerton. Although this is not a Municipal Project it is a significant change in our community.

The former furniture factory at 75 Ridout Street, built in the late 1890s by the Knechtel Furniture Company, will be demolished, as the building does not lend itself to residential development and is in very poor condition. Bogdon and Gross purchased the factory in 1938, after it had closed in 1934 during the Great Depression. The structure has sat empty since 2017, and a fire in 2020 caused damage to the third floor. A demolition permit has been issued. Additional information on the upcoming residential development is available in the Media Release.

The Municipality recognizes the historical significance of the property, and encourages residents to share their stories, and photos on the former Bogdon and Gross building to ensure this historical location is properly archived into Brockton’s historical archives. We will also provide photos of the demolition project as it occurs.

The Municipality of Brockton is pleased to announce initial plans for a new residential development at the site of the former Bogdon and Gross furniture factory at 75 Ridout Street in Walkerton. Although this is not a Municipal Project it is a significant change in our community.

The former furniture factory at 75 Ridout Street, built in the late 1890s by the Knechtel Furniture Company, will be demolished, as the building does not lend itself to residential development and is in very poor condition. Bogdon and Gross purchased the factory in 1938, after it had closed in 1934 during the Great Depression. The structure has sat empty since 2017, and a fire in 2020 caused damage to the third floor. A demolition permit has been issued. Additional information on the upcoming residential development is available in the Media Release.

The Municipality recognizes the historical significance of the property, and encourages residents to share their stories, and photos on the former Bogdon and Gross building to ensure this historical location is properly archived into Brockton’s historical archives. We will also provide photos of the demolition project as it occurs.

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My grandfather, Anthony Wagner Sr., worked at B&G. When my father, Chris, came back from overseas (WW2) he too picked up a job there and also many other relatives over the years worked there at one time or another. For my Dad it was good as he could walk to work, and come home for lunch and back. We went to many community picnics, and Christmas parties there as well. My Mom ran her own small grocery store, and my sister and I, were always in charge of getting the candy bags together for the kids that would come to the Christmas party for B&G. A lot of our friends had parents who worked there as well.

Nana of 11 6 months ago