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Columbia Street after the Great Fire
Photographer: S.J. Thompson
Taken: September 1898
Caption: Columbia Street after the Great Fire
Additional Description: The library descriptive record for this photo, courtesy of the New Westminster Public Library, reads: "This photograph was taken from approximately the 400 block Columbia looking west. The photographer S.J. Thompson took this photograph while standing on the roof of the Burr Block (now the Met Hotel - 1998). View looks down Columbia Street. Street running left to right (right-hand side near foreground) is Church Street. Building at right next to Church with the arch is the YMCA. CLuster of buildings beyond this...would be the Public Library, Firehall and Post Office. Beyond that cluster of buildings Sixth Street runs down to Columbia. At the top of the hill are the ruins of the Court House. Across the street, on the south side the only really identifiable building is the tall one with the one arched window. This would have been part of the Douglas-Elliott building."
Submitted: June 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p114250
File Size: 0.064 Megabytes

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