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  • Topic: architecture, building and construction
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    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt G

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • Transcript: ...in my time in the Battery... every couple of years there'd be a storm with seas rough enough to take out one wharf... you know, you'd get up in the morning and check, which wharf is gone... and you could see the debris floating in...
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt B

    • Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...the hotel they were fighting about up there. Why not? Progress.. those that are fighting about it are not Newfoundlanders. And they're not near the hotel. Sure, go ahead, do what you wants to do with it... Give people work......
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt L

    • Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; Houses; Landscape;
    • Transcript: What I would like is to see all single family residences in 20 years, and to have some of the existing fishing premises restored and maintained for public access... and what I would hate to see is all the existing houses removed, and...
    • The Black Wharf juts out into the Cove

    • Architecture, building and construction; Landscape;
    • The Black Wharf was originally a finger pier placed to slow the adverse effects of river sand and tidal action on the depth of the Gut. Over the years, the structural material of the Black Wharf has changed and today this structure is technically a...
    • A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove

    • Abandoned houses; Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; Towns;
    • On the east side of the wide river mouth, the Easter Cove has at times been quite removed from the Place. In the early years, there were a fair number of houses in the Easter Cove. However in 1962, rafting ice damaged the series of wooden bridges...
    • Stakes piled on the Big Hill

    • Architecture, building and construction; Vernacular architecture;
    • The tree-covered hills around Branch provide firewood and timber. Over the years, this local supply has been used to build houses and boats, horse slides and box carts, wharves and flakes, furniture and barrels. The Big Hill is known as a good...
    • Barnes, John 1. Interview about life in Quidi Vidi.

    • Architecture, building and construction; Sheds;
    • Interview concentrates on the Barnes shed and his life in Quidi Vidi. Barnes was born in 1949 and was brought up in Quidi Vidi Village. Contents include construction and renovation history of his shed as well as some memories of his youth and his...

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