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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

Photo File: Fires

Description

Photographs of fires in Decatur, IL.

Contributor(s)

  • Decatur Fire Department, citizens, various people

Collection Items

Photographs from the American Hominy Company Fire
Photographs from the fire at the American Hominy Company formerly the Suffern & Hunt Mill, located at N. Union and the Wabash R.R. The fire started in the third story at 12:45 in the morning on November 27, 1913. Fire Chief Devore ordered out the…

Photographs from the Central Malleable Iron Works Fire
Photographs from the Central Malleable Iron Works fire, formerly the Loeb foundry and Sattley foundry, located at 765 N. Lowber St. The fire was discovered at 10:30 p.m. on November 14, 1904, and was said to have been blazing for at least an hour…

Photographs from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire
Photographs taken from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire, formerly known as the Suffern-Hunt Mill, which occurred on June 8, 1909. The fire started in the dryers on the sixth floor of the mill, however the cause was a mystery. The fire was discovered by…
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