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Still Standing

W.G. MacLaughlan photographic albums of buildings damaged by the Halifax Explosion

45 Hester Street, Dartmouth, MacLaughlan album 2 number 165

Widow Mary (Higgins) Wright and her young son lived at 45 Hester Street (now 36 Hester Street), Dartmouth.  In her published first-person account of the Explosion, Mary's daughter, Gertrude (Wright) Pettipas, described the house as being "almost a total ruin."

Photographer: W.G. MacLaughlan

Reference: W.G. MacLaughlan Nova Scotia Archives 2014-031 album 2 number 165

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