Main St Ansara Block Fire, Thessalon, 1963


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This is a black and white photo of the east side of Main Street between Huron and Lorne Street during the fire in the "Ansara Block". The photo shows the fire trucks on scene and the firefighters hosing down the building as the fire rages.
Notes:
This fire left 31 people homeless, 17 of them children and was believed to have started in a chimney. Volunteer firefighters and citizens alike helped to try and extinguish the blaze and aid with evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.

The only structures left standing on the block at the end were the O'Connor Hotel at the south end, a small building next door and a restaurant at the north end of the block.
Date of Original:
January 26, 1963
Subject(s):
Collection:
Local History
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.25006 Longitude: -83.5666
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Thessalon Union Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

187 Main St. Box 549

Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0

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Main St Ansara Block Fire, Thessalon, 1963


This is a black and white photo of the east side of Main Street between Huron and Lorne Street during the fire in the "Ansara Block". The photo shows the fire trucks on scene and the firefighters hosing down the building as the fire rages.