Oshawa Public Libraries' Newspaper Index
LH2824 Fire Downtown on Simcoe Street south of King.


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Fire engulfing several buildings along west side of Simcoe Street South, just south of King Street. Burns Shoes, United Cigar Store and Simcoe Street United Church can be seen on the far left.
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.
Date of Publication:
10 Jan 1961
Date Of Event:
10 Jan 1961
Dimensions:
Width: 13 cm
Height: 9 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Burns Shoes
Local identifier:
LH2824
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 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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LH2824 Fire Downtown on Simcoe Street south of King.


Fire engulfing several buildings along west side of Simcoe Street South, just south of King Street. Burns Shoes, United Cigar Store and Simcoe Street United Church can be seen on the far left.