La catastrophe du Herald

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La catastrophe du Herald
At 10:40 a.m. on June 13, 1910, a water tank containing 113,000 litres of water and weighing more than 110,000 kilograms dislodged from its supports on the roof of the Montreal Herald Publishing Company and fell through the five-story structure until it came to rest in the basement. The upper floors of the building, adjacent to Victoria Square, caught fire. The collapse of the building and the ensuing fire claimed the lives of thirty-two Herald employees (thirteen women and nineteen men) and hospitalized a further twenty-five. On October 19, 1911, the Herald's new head office, on Craig Street [now Saint-Antoine Street], was inaugurated with great pomp in the presence of Montreal Mayor John J. Guerin and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Charles J. Doherty. The Montreal Herald newspaper closed permanently in 1957 after 146 years of existence.
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Instantanés : La vitrine des archives de BAnQ
15 juin 2016
Bergeron, Dominique. “La catastrophe du Herald.” Instantanés : La vitrine des archives de BAnQ, juin 2016.
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