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1948, 1950 (Creation)
- Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer
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1 vol. (ca. 400 clippings, 17 photographs)
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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.'
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Subseries consists of a scrapbook assembled by the City Engineering Department to document the 1948 flood and 1950 flood. It primarily contains clippings from newspapers like the Winnipeg Free Press and Winnipeg Tribune. Series also includes black and white photographs taken during the 1948 flood that show flooded areas by the Red River (e.g. Mill Street, Lombard Street, Arnold Avenue dyke, Elm Park Bridge, and St. Andrews Locks).
Newspaper coverage of the 1950 flood starts in Scrapbook A (April 4, 1950 to May 9, 1950) and continues in Scrapbook B (May 9, 1950 to August 16, 1950).
Mostly good. Photographs discoloured by tape and starting to fall out of scrapbook.
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