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Photographs from the Powers Opera House Fire

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Photographs from the November 4, 1895 Powers Opera House fire near East Main and Water streets. The origin of the fire was unknown, however the estimated loss was around $250,000. The Powers Opera house was announced to be rebuilt the very day after…

Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire

Photographs from the April 7, 1914 fire that destroyed the Powers building properties at Water and Main streets. The properties destroyed and affected included the Powers estate, Linn & Scruggs store, the Leavenworth Store, the Powers Theater,…

Photographs from the Morehouse & Wells Fire

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Several photographs from the August 22, 1909 Morehouse & Wells fire that took out nearly a block of downtown Decatur businesses. The fire started in the Morehouse & Wells building on East Main and destroyed half the block bounded by Merchant,…

Photograph from the Decatur Milling Company Fire

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Photograph from the Decatur Milling Company Fire on November 25, 1905. The company was located at the southwest corner of E. Main and Broadway. The fire destroyed the entire plant which was incorporated in 1888. Previously it had been known as the…