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Ruins in downtown St. John’s, ca. 1892
Ruins in downtown St. John’s, ca. 1892

Ruins of the Athenaeum and part of the Union Bank in downtown St. John’s after the Great Fire of 1892. By the time the fire ended on 9 July, it had destroyed two-thirds of the city and caused $13 million in property damage.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 5.01.004), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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