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Fires - 1898

#2433

Date: 1898
Source: Joan Lougheed, donor
Photographer:

Information: The caption on the original photograph was "The first market after the fire". The first City Market was built in 1892 and was burned in the great fire of September, 1898. This building had been established in a big shed west of the Market Wharf. The fire destroyed of New Westminster as well as the market, the wharf and ships at berth. Articles in the "Daily Columbian" newspaper of October 24, 1898, pp.2&3, describe the weekly market prices and criticize the makeshift and temporary quarters. One of the articles stressed the need to rebuild a market building to keep pace with Vancouver. Later, the Market was temporarily located in an old building in Library Square, then known as City Hall Square until the market wharf and shed were rebuilt, this time further east, near the foot of Church Street.

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Market

#156

Date: 1898
Source: _______
Photographer: Paul Okamura

Information: "City Market after the fire, 1898"

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Market

#133

Date: April 30, 1926
Source: New Westminster Museum (?)
Photographer: ____________

Information: New Westminster Market, opening day, April 30th, 1926.

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