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Yellow Belly Corner

Yellow Belly Corner
This intersection marks the western boundary of the Great Fire of 1892, and the change in architectural styles is evident. Yellow Belly Brewery predates the 1892 fire, and is typical of 19th century stone construction with a saddle roof and end chimneys. The Nonia building on the opposite side of the street, rebuilt after the fire, has a flat roof, common in the post-fire period. Flat roofs were cheaper and easier to build quickly.

Photo courtesy of Keith Collier, Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL.
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