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Photo 2 - Firemen spraying water on the Centre Block - Tragedy on the home front - Did you know that...

Firemen spraying water on the Centre Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario, February 4, 1916
In the mid-winter temperatures of February, the water from firefighters' hoses transformed the burned-out ruins of the Centre Block into a beautiful, crystalline Gothic-Revival palace.

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Photographer: John Boyd

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