The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire

CPR, formerly St. Lawrence and Ottawa freight shed, formerly station, on Sussex Street - 1 July1895.

Ottawa Citizen 2 July 1895

The extension C.P.R. warehouse on Sussex Street, formerly the old St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway station, narrowly escaped being wholly destroyed by fire early yesterday morning.  As it was the east end of the building, facing Sussex street, was badly burned and the contents damaged.  The contents consisted of over five thousand bags of flour, bran, etc., owned by Mr. Peter McRae, a large quantity of tar and felt paper, the property of Mr. Thomas Birkett.  The average price of the flour and bran was about $2 per bag making the total value about $10,000.  The bran was nearly all consumed by the flames and the flour damaged by water

Updated 10 July 2023

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