City prepares to acquire crumbling Maison Pollack

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Photo: Peter Black

The crumbling portico of Maison Pollack is held up with metal scaffolding.

After several years of legal sparring, the city is taking steps to acquire the badly deteriorating Maison Pollack, one of the most distinctive houses on Grande Allée. Its civic address is 1 Grande Allée, but its condition is anything but A-1.