Unsightly Premises

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Unsightly Premises

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  • Statements of responsibility: Photographer unknown
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  • [196-?] (Creation)

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23 photographs: b&w Polaroid prints (Type 107) ; 10.8 x 8.3 cm (4.25 x 3.25 inches)

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File consists of Polaroids that document the state of unsightly properties, most of which are residential but some, commercial/industrial. Most of the locations are unidentified except 122 Commercial St. (101-80C-2-9.1 to 9.3), 14-16 Park Ave. (9.4), and 53 Chappell St. (9.5). The businesses include a shop at/beside 83 Commercial St., possibly Handy Stand (9.18); and the Fairley and Stevens Ltd. showroom at 9-11 Commercial St. (9.20 and 9.21).

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Low resolution images attached. Please contact the archives for high-resolution copies.

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Reproduction and use permitted. Please cite the Halifax Municipal Archives (HMA) plus the retrieval code.

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