Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire

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Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire

Subject

Fires
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
April, 1914

Description

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, Decatur Railway & Light Co., Nihart Drug Co., C. J. Vandeventer, Burtschi Brothers & Schoenle Co., and Oldham & Stadler. The fire was discovered by Riney Swartz, the night watchman, on the fourth floor of the Powers building. Chief Devore of the fire department immediately recognized that the fire had been purposely started by an unknown person as he discovered there were oil soaked rags scattered throughout the building and the fire doors had been left opened. Within three hours the entire block had been destroyed. The total loss was estimated to be about $750,000.

Creator

Herald and Review
Rembrandt

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

4/7/1914

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

FR75-FR79
FR81-FR100

Coverage

Fires, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1914

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.75 x 5"
5 x 7"
5.75 x 7.25"
5.5 x 8"
7.5 x 10.5"
7.5 x 10"
7.5 x 7.75"
5.5 x 7.5"
4.5 x 6.75"
4 x 6.5"
4.5 x 6.5"
4 x 5"
6 x 8"

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review Rembrandt , “Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed April 19, 2024, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3086.