June 6: Samuel Hooper, provincial architect; D-Day begins.

Vaughan Street Gaol
June 6, 1904 - Samuel Hooper is appointed the first Provincial Architect for Manitoba.

In that role he designed many iconic provincial buildings including the Land Titles Building, Brandon Court House and the Vaughan Street Jail. In private practice he was responsible for dozens of others.

For more on Hooper's work, please see my West End Dumplings post Celebrating Samuel Hooper, which includes a video sideshow of his buildings !

June 6, 1944 - D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy, begins.

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