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Series s00040 - Cornerstone Casket, 1884

Robert Dewar, Contractor G. H. Kerr, Health Inspector F. McGuire, Daily Times Thomas Fogg, Building Inspector W. J. Neilson, Health Officer C. J. Brown, City Clerk A.E. Ferte, City Assessor Inspector[?] Stuart Mulvey Murray, Chief Police Platt, Clerk of Councillors[?] Keeling[?], Reporter, Free Press Chief Fire Brigrade, McRobie Yewell [Jas. Yuill?] Elliot [Dawson Kerr Elliot] Alderman Brown Alderman Wilson His Worship the Mayor Alexander Logan Alderman McCreary Alderman Calloway Alderman Bawlf
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Cornerstone Casket, 1884

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s00040

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  • 1875-1884 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

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40 photographs : sepia prints and other material

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(1874-)

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City Clerk's Department

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Forms part of Fonds 1, City of Winnipeg (1874-1971): Series 83 consists of items contained in a casket prepared by City Council for placement in the cornerstone of the City's second city hall.

Shortly after Winnipeg's first city hall was demolished in 1883, City Council called for plans and specifications to construct a second city hall. The cornerstone for this new building was laid on July 20, 1884 by Mayor Logan, with speeches from Captain Scott, Aldermen Mulvey, Wilson and Drewry and American Consul James Wickes Taylor, among others. The casket from Winnipeg's first city hall was placed into the cornerstone for the new city hall, along with a second smaller casket which contained a number of civic publications, coins and photographs.

Affectionately known as the "Gingerbread" building, the second city hall served Winnipeg until it was demolished in 1962 to make way for construction of the new civic centre. Upon demolition, the caskets were removed and opened and the contents moved to a bank safety deposit box and then to the Archives.

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f0001-0083

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