Fonds CR-125 - Saanich Public Works Photograph fonds

View of Empress Hotel and harbour, ca. 1960 Saanich Municipality No. 3 truck dumping its load Saanich Municipality No. 3 truck Saanich Municipality No. 4 truck Saanich employee George Willerton Saanich Municipality Leland truck and driver Saanich Municipality trucks, Bob Costello, Charles Walters, Charlie Grant, John Rankin and Jimmy ... Ernie Bleathman with G.M.C. truck Saanich nurses, Mary Henderson and Muriel Upskall with car, 1931 Old fire truck in front of No. 1 Firehall, 1930s
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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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