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The Great Fire of 1877 - Whitby, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat
N 43° 52.750 W 078° 56.510
17T E 665347 N 4860511
Quick Description: On October 16, 1877, fire destroyed almost all of the business buildings on the east side of Brock Street from Dundas to Colborne, with the exception of the Dominion Bank.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/30/2011 9:30:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKR1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The fire started with a delivery man dropped a tray of lighted coal oil lamps. Damage amounted to more then # 10,000. The present buildings in this block were constructed between 1877 and 1883.
Type of Structure: other

Other: Shops and stores

Fire Date: 10/16/1877

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
Tray of lighted coal oil lamps was dropped.


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Construction Date: Not listed

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