LH2819 Fire Damage to building on Simcoe Street
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Looking east from fire damaged building on Simcoe Street towards Centre Street.
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.

The Centre Street United Church is visible in the background on the right and a small portion of Oshawa City Hall can be seen in the centre of the image between the rafters.
Date of Original
Mar 1961
Date Of Event
1961
Subject(s)
Local identifier
LH2819
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.90012 Longitude: -78.84957
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original
PHOTO GPC B-007 000425
Terms of Use
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LH2819 Fire Damage to building on Simcoe Street


Looking east from fire damaged building on Simcoe Street towards Centre Street.