Monday, January 29, 2007

Agriculture Building, Markham, Ontario, Canada

1916: The new Agricultural Hall (Rink) was built at the north end of the Markham Fair grounds.
In March of 1916, a big fire had burned down several buildings on the fairgrounds - the rink, the “Palace” agricultural hall and the ticket office. The Economist & Sun reported:

Quite a heavy fall of snow had fallen during the night and the fire brigade had some difficulty in getting reels through the snow, but in 15 minutes had two streams playing on the blazing buildings. A thirty mile gale was blowing, and in less than an hour the rink and hall were burned to the ground.”

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