Item 1986.324.755 - Asylum, Brandon, MB

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Asylum, Brandon, MB

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The Brandon Asylum was located on 1st Street, north of the Assiniboine River. It was originally built as a boys reformatory, but a lack of young delinquents led the building to be turned into a hospital for the mentally ill in 1891. The fire occurred on the night of November 4, 1910. 643 patients were evacuated to the Brandon Winter Fair Buildings (located on the 500 block of 10th Street). No one was killed in the fire, but the building was entirely destroyed.

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CA DHM 324-2-1986.324.755

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  • Between c.1900-1928 (Creation)
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    Young Bros., Toronto
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    Published for Red Cross Drug Store, Brandon, Man.

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3.5" x 5.5"

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Accessioned by the Daly House Museum in 1986. Prior custodial history is unknown.

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Postcard with inset photograph of the Brandon Asylum surrounded by a picture of wheat and the words "Canada, the Granary of the Empire."

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