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Photographs from the American Hominy Company Fire

FR1-AMERICAN_HOMINY_CO-1, 11-27-1913.jpg
FR2-AMERICAN_HOMINY_CO-2, 11-27-1913.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the American Hominy Company Fire

Subject

Fire
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
November 1913

Description

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 steamers at 1:00 but were barely able to reach the halfway up the structure. The fire was said to have been discovered by Roscoe Bess, an oiler on the night shift, who summoned help immediately. Bess also managed to help a fellow worker, Bell Hardy, who had been overcome by smoke, from the building to safety. The buildings value was estimated at $125,000.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

11/27/1913

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright 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

FR1 FR2

Coverage

Fire, Photo File: Fire Department, Decatur IL, 1913

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5"

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photographs from the American Hominy Company Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed November 30, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3099.