Fonds CR-125 - Saanich Public Works Photograph fonds

Log house on the Devereaux farm Flooding at Quayle Road Saanich Public Works Yard on Douglas Street Saanich Public Works Yard on Douglas Street Saanich Fire Station No. 1 as seen from Saanich Public Works Yard on Douglas Street View of Saanich Fire Station No. 1 and Public Works Yard on Douglas Street Vehicles and equipment at Saanich Public Works Yard on Douglas Street Clearing land for new Municipal Yard Intersection of Borden Street and McKenzie Avenue, 1963 Gorge-Tillicum intersection before reconstruction looking north
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Saanich Public Works Photograph fonds


  • [1916]-[1985] (Creation)

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ca. 585 photographs.

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The records in this collection were transferred to Saanich Archives in multiple accessions beginning in 1980. In 1983, H.D. Dawson, a former Saanich Municipal Engineer, donated 15 photographs of various Public Works projects. A major addition came in 1989 when 256 negatives and photographs came into the Archives when Robert Currie, a Saanich Yard Superintendent, retired after 35 years of service.

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Fonds consists of photographs showing various public works projects and equipment from 1916 to 1985 including sewer projects, paving, water pipes, roads, and parks. The majority of the photographs are contained in 3 albums which include photographs of flooding at Panama Flats and other locations; street views; Town & Country Shopping Centre opening day; municipal halls at Glanford, Royal Oak, and Vernon Avenue; and aerial photographs & vistas of the Blenkinsop Valley and other locations.

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Further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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File: Photos Sewer and Water Projects 1947 to 1952. Kenneth Reginald Genn fonds, Box 4. Locations include Tillicum Road, Kent Road, Saanich Road / Quadra, Obed Avenue, Rithet Reservoir, and Colquitz Creek.

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Accession number: 1980-015, 1984-018, 1986-002, 1986-003, 1986-004, 1986-005, 1986-006, 1990-029, 2010-026, 2010-027, 2011-041, 1983-008, 1989-022

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