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Photograph from the Leon & Morris Fire

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Photograph from the September 15, 1913 fire that occurred at the Leon & Morris Implement store on E Wood St. The fire did an estimate of $5,000 worth of damage.

Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

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Photographs from the June 18, 1914 fire that occured at the Decatur Trunk Factory and the 'Come Across' pool room on N Water St. The fire was started by a loud explosion that originated in the pool room and was heard and felt throughout the business…

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…

Photographs from the Millikin-McRoberts Building Fire

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Photographs from the February 24, 1910 fire at the Millikin-McRoberts Building located at N. Franklin. The origin of the fire seemed to be near the elevator shaft, but the exact cause of the fire was unknown. The estimated loss of the building was…

Photographs from the Ehman Mantel Factory Fire

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Photographs from the January 7, 1911 fire at the Ehman Mantel Factory fire. The factory was located at the corner of Jasper and Garfield. The origin of the fire was unknown however the flames were discovered in the elevator shaft by Otto Ehman on the…

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade Building Fire

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Photographs from the April 21, 1915 fire at the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building in downtown Decatur. The fire was discovered by an engineer in the boiler room of the basement of the hotels, but no explanation of how the fire had originated was…

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building Fire.

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Photographs taken from the November 17, 1904 fire that occurred at the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building in downtown Decatur. The fire was discovered in the basement in engine room of the old Wait building, occupied by the hotel and department store,…

Photograph from the Decatur Furniture Company Fire

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Photograph from the fire at the Decatur Furniture Company, located at 667 E. William St, which occurred on November 19, 1891.

Photographs from the Decatur Coffin Company Fire

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Photographs of the fire at the Decatur Coffin Company which occurred July 10, 1907. The fire was discovered at 2 am Wednesday morning and did $20,000 damage to the building. The fire was discovered by the watchman at the plant, John Moore, on the…

Photographs from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire

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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…