Item GM-PH-5078 (1)-(14) - Aftermath of Regina cyclone

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Aftermath of Regina cyclone

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GM-PH-5078 (1)-(14)

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  • 30 June 1912 or after (Creation)

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14 photographs : prints, b&w, 19 x 24 cm

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Photographs depicting the destruction to buildings in Regina, Saskatchewan from a cyclone (tornado) that hit the city on June 30, 1912. (1) partially destroyed Canadian Pacific Railway round house along South Railway Street; (2) looking south on Lorne Street toward Victoria Avenue, damaged buildings include the Y.W.C.A., Metropolitan Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church; (3) destroyed Winnipeg Elevator Co. grain elevator adjacent to rail lines along Dewdney Avenue; (4) crew of men assisting in clean-up efforts along the 2200 block of Smith Street; (5) crew of men and horses at the site of the destroyed Cumming's barn and livery stable, South Railway Street; (6) damaged buildings and grain elevators, including one operated by the Winnipeg Elevator Co., along South Railway Street; (7) H.C. Lawson and family members standing outside their destroyed residence at 2273 Smith Street; (8) heavily damaged residences at 2211 and 2219 Smith Street and the Imperial Bank Chambers building at 2227 Smith Street, blown over onto its north side; (9) damaged buildings along 12th Avenue, including Knox Presbyterian Church and the Y.M.C.A.; (10) four men and a boy standing among the ruins of damaged residences, possibly on Smith Street; (11) view of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Y.M.C.A. building along 12th Avenue; (12) heavily damaged Canadian Pacific Railway round house along South Railway Street; (13) crew of men near destruction adjacent to rail lines; (14) damaged residence at 1756 Cornwall Street in foreground, with damaged Donahue Building, located at 1770 Lorne Street in background.

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Records are in fair physical condition.

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Staff of the Prairie and Northern Region office of Parks Canada donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 1987: R87-451 (November 26, 1987).


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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale

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