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Photo 3 - Centre Block - Tragedy on the home front - Did you know that...

Centre Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ont. February 4, 1916 after the fire which started the night before
A view from the West Block shows the extent of the devastation the day after the fire. In the foreground of the Centre Block is the tower which the familiar Peace Tower now replaces. In the back of the photo the silhouette of the Library, which survived the blaze, can be seen.

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Photographer: Samuel J. Jarvis

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