vw
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A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 6:01 am

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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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 9:25 am

nope!
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 9:39 am

They should build an International House of Pancakes there.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 10:25 am

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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 11:27 am

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


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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 12:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 1:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 1:33 pm

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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 2:41 pm

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".

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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 3:15 pm

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.

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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 5:32 pm



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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 1:20 pm

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

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Mls515

Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:23 am

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.
 
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RE: A House On An Iternational Border?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:29 am

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

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