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A House On An Iternational Border?  
User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 252 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

In July I drove to Winnipeg, MB from Iowa. At the border I got my picture taken at a small metal post on the true border. As I looked East and West I could follow the border with the farm field fence. Well my question is if you owned the land on both sides of the border could you build a house that is on the border of the two countries?

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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

nope!

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

They should build an International House of Pancakes there.

User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

If you owned property on both sides, they'd have a seperation space no matter what, if you could easily do that, then you could open your own border to the other side.
But at one of the thousand islands in Lake Ontario, I do recall two privately owned islands connected to each other via bridge, and the islands were on opposite sides of the country.


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Double the taxes!!!

Actually, something like that happened in the US bet. Connecticut and Mass (I think). The family pays taxes to both states, but neither will let them use the schools... heheheh


Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlinePhlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Several years ago I saw a documentary on the Canadian-American Border. Somewhere on the Eastern Border there is a small town that straddles the border with several houses that actually have the U.S./Canada border running through the middle of the house.

One house had a family with 3 Canadians and 1 American.


User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Yeah, i must have been mistaken then
I once saw two islands in lake ontario (different countries) privately owned islands, connected by bridge. It was a cheap wooden bridge no more than 10ft long, probably built by the owners. It had a Canadian and American flag painted on it side by side. The tour operator called it the worlds shortest international bridge, but i dont know if this is true.


User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

In Jeffrey Archer's latest novel of short stories, there was an interesting story about a house on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland.

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

There is a tavern that straddles the border between NY and Quebec. There is a line painted on the floor, sort of diagonally across the room, running right under a pool table, with Quebec, Canada on one side and NY, USA on the other. The picture of this is in a large coffee table book called "Between Friends".

Cheers
Pete


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

If I recall correctly, didn't they put the bar on the Canadian side of the tavern since Canada has a lower drinking age than the US? I believe they put something else on the US side of the building as that item is taxed more heavily in Canada.

'949


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2563 times:



Vw-

Holy $hit! You sound like my clone or something. I too have an interest in this sort of thing. I too got my picture taken on the US/CAN border last July which included driving to Winnepeg from Iowa. Craziness!

Check out:

http://www.mike-stephenson.org/picturesnwangle.html
Pictures of me at the border, etc.

http://www.geocities.com/jidanni/1994us_can_border.htm
About some guy trekking along the US/CAN border

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BoundaryPoint
About int'l boundaries, etc...


To answer your question, no, you would not be allowed to build a structure over the border. But as mentioned above, there are already some structures that do stradle the border so I guess they're grandfathered in.


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

I found the book I mentioned earlier -- used starting at $30 or a new special edition for $595:

Lorraine Monk: Between Friends, first published in 1976 as a bicentennial gift from Canada to the USA

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0771067186/glance/ref=pm_dp_ln_b_1/002-1696561-8368854

Pete


User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2524 times:

Thanks for the neat border pictures. I can scan and e-mail you mine. I also have pics of me at the German/Netherlands and German/Belgian border.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2522 times:

I got a picture showing my arms and legs being situated in four different US states Big grin - you all know where I was...

Daniel Smile


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