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Series s00061 - City Engineering Department flood scrapbooks and photographs

Gladstone Street from Sutherland Avenue Sutherland Avenue at Brown & Rutherford building Beginning of Causeway Sutherland at Disraeli Causeway on Sutherland Euclid and Barber Disraeli Higgins Avenue Higgins Avenue Subway Higgins Avenue Subway Pumping water on Robert Street Foot of Robert Street (Galt Ave) Diking during flood Flooding Power House Flooding Causeway to Rover Street Station Causeway to Rover Sub Station Rover Street Sub Station Rover Sub Station Rover Street Sub Station From roof of Rover Sub Station. W.E. Co. Gas Plant
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City Engineering Department flood scrapbooks and photographs

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4 volumes (ca. 2500 clipping, 679 photographs)
135 photographs
3 maps
1 folder of textual records

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Building inspection was included as one of the duties of the City Engineer when responsibilities for this position were formalized by by-law in 1899. Since then, the City of Winnipeg has required all persons proposing to construct a new building or significantly renovate an existing building, to apply for a permit authorizing the work. As part of the permit application process, builders were required to submit 'drawings in blue or white print to scale, fully dimensioned, accurately figured, explicit and complete.'

Custodial history

Transfer received from Civic Properties Division of the Works and Operations Department, Accession No. 1979-05-14.

Scope and content

Series consists 6 subseries:

Subseries 53: Scrapbook A, 1948, 1950
Subseries 54: Scrapbook B, 1950
Subseries 55: Scrapbook [1950 flood photographs], 1950
Subseries 56: Scrapbook [1956 flood clippings], 1956
Subseries 57: Aerial photographs [1950 flood], 1949-1950
Subseries 58: 1950 flood photographs, 1950

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Physical condition is mostly good. Some of the photographs in the scrapbooks are discoloured and starting to fall off the pages.

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Some but not all of the photographs in this series are available in digital format.

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There are no restrictions on access to these records. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

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No further accruals are expected.

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