Sabotage At The Peabody Building



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Sabotage At The Peabody Building
Date: 1915
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Black Binder 2
Notes: c. 1915; "These pictures show how Dynamiters Bungled the job when they tried to Blow up The Peabody Ltd. Factory at Walkerville, Ont. Can., on Monday June 21st, 1915, at 3 A. M. Manufacturing uniforms for the British Army, and was bombed by German Sympathizers from the American Side. The bomb was placed in the hole under the boarding at the extreme left in this picture. One side of the framework of the bridge is blown away. The other side bent and twisted, while the concrete is crumbled to powder. The force of the explosion is clearly indicated in this picture. Every window was blown out. In some instances where the force of the concussion was greatest, the sashes are broken and the sills snapped."; Peabody's Company Ltd., clothing manufacturers, were located on the south side of Sandwich Street between Devonshire Road and what is now Chilver Road (formerly Victoria Road, and before that, Susan Avenue)
Subject(s): Peabody And Leather Label Overall Company (Walkerville)
Factories
Crimes
World War I
Sandwich Street (Windsor)
Devonshire Road (Windsor)
Chilver Road (Windsor)
Victoria Road (Walkerville)
Susan Avenue (Walkerville)
Peabody Building (Windsor)
Place(s): Windsor (Ontario)
Walkerville (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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