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LH2815 Bassett Block Fire, view of Simcoe Street side


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black-and-white photograph of damage sustained during a fire at King and Simcoe Streets in Oshawa on 2 March 1944. In foreground is Bassett Jewellers, Vogue Beauty Salon, T. Hornsby Photography. In background on left is the north side of King street East, and Jury and Lovell Drug Store can be seen at 8 King Street East.
Notes:
The Bassett Block fire (King and Simcoe Streets) occured on 2 March 1944. It took firefighters about 7 hours to contain the blaze, and there was approximately $125,000 in damages. Four families were left homeless after the fire (Oshawa Times, 12 Jan 1961).
Inscriptions:
Bassett Block Fire
Date of Original:
March 1944
Date Of Event:
2 March 1944
Dimensions:
Width: 11.5 cm
Height: 7 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
LH2815
Language of Item:
English
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1944
Recommended Citation:
Photo courtesy of the Oshawa Public Libraries
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Eva Saether,

Local History and Genealogy Librarian,

65 Bagot Street,

Oshawa, ON L1H 1N2

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LH2815 Bassett Block Fire, view of Simcoe Street side


Black-and-white photograph of damage sustained during a fire at King and Simcoe Streets in Oshawa on 2 March 1944. In foreground is Bassett Jewellers, Vogue Beauty Salon, T. Hornsby Photography. In background on left is the north side of King street East, and Jury and Lovell Drug Store can be seen at 8 King Street East.