Thursday, April 14, 2016
Pick - Carter Fire
Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the tragic Pick - Carter Hotel fire which claimed seven lives. Two of those killed were connected to the Hair roadshow which was at the Hanna Theatre a couple blocks away. The Pick - Carter was originally known as the Hotel Winton when it opened in 1916 at 1020 Prospect Avenue. The hotel was subsequently refurbished as low income housing.