Oshawa Public Libraries' Newspaper Index
LH2821 Downtown Businesses damaged by fire - Simcoe Street south of King.


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black-and-white photograph of fire damage to local Oshawa businesses Model Shoe Store, Textile Centre, Nick's Billiards and Fashion Village located from 30-26 Simcoe Street South (west side). Men are working on clearing the damages on the roofs.
Notes:
A fire broke out on the evening of Tuesday, 10 Jan 1961, on Simcoe Street, South of King. More than 120 firefighters and 11 trucks from Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Brooklin, and Bowmanville were called in to fight the blaze, considered the worst fire in Oshawa's history (at the time). The fire appears to have started above the Fashion Village shop and spread quickly. It lasted 15 hours and the damages were estimated at $500,000.
Inscriptions:
"Mar - 61"
Date of Original:
March 1961
Date Of Event:
10 Jan 1961
Dimensions:
Width: 13 cm
Height: 9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
LH2821
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1961
Recommended Citation:
Photo courtesy of the Oshawa Public Libraries
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Eva Saether,

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65 Bagot Street,

Oshawa, ON L1H 1N2

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LH2821 Downtown Businesses damaged by fire - Simcoe Street south of King.


Black-and-white photograph of fire damage to local Oshawa businesses Model Shoe Store, Textile Centre, Nick's Billiards and Fashion Village located from 30-26 Simcoe Street South (west side). Men are working on clearing the damages on the roofs.