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File d00880 - Various building and public works projects

Men lounging in field near car Cars hauling gravel material at Union Stock Yards Men in front of CNR engine Men at Union Stock Yards Work being done at Union Stock Yards Cars hauling gravel material at Union Stock Yards Men posing for photo Rail track at Union Stock Yards Man sitting inside City pipeline Work being done at Union Stock Yards Work being done at Union Stock Yards Work being done at Union Stock Yards Wall at Union Stock Yards Grain elevator at Union Stock Yards Trench for City pipeline Wall at Union Stock Yards Work being done at Union Stock Yards Work being done at Union Stock Yards Walls and buildings at Union Stock Yards Water tower and walls at Union Stock Yards
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Various building and public works projects

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d00880

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  • 1913-1915 (Creation)
  • [196-?]-[before 1998] (Creation)
    Creator
    Block, Morris
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    Block brought these records together to create this collection.

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110 photographs : sepia prints

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(1929-1998)

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Morris Block was born in Winnipeg on December 24, 1929. He was educated in Winnipeg where he earned two undergraduate degrees at the University of Manitoba (Science and Engineering) and graduated at the top of his Civil Engineering class in 1955. In 1958, he started the engineering firm M. Block & Associates. His interests included the history of Winnipeg and Manitoba and he collected a wide variety of materials relating to these two themes.

Shortly after graduation, Morris Block married Clara. They had six children. Morris Block died in December of 1998.

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Photographs of work being done on various building and public works projects. This includes work at the Union Stock Yards, work on a City pipeline, work on a sewer in Tuxedo, work being done on a septic tank for the Ninette Sanatorium, and work being done on a sump pump in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario. Also included are a small number of photographs of leisure activities in unknown rural locations. Photographs are all similar in style and may have been taken by a single, unidentified photographer.

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copyright: public domain

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ca-cowa

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