Item 48 - Destruction of Brandon Asylum by Fire

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Destruction of Brandon Asylum by Fire

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The Brandon Asylum for the Insane 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 1978.14-48

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  • November, 4 1910 (Creation)
    Gowan, Frank

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8" x 10" (b/w)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by the Assiniboine Historical Society in 1986.

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Photograph of the Brandon Asylum Fire of November 4, 1910.

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