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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

Photographs from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire

FR5-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-1, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR6-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-2, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR7-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-3, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR8-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-4, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR9-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-5, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR10-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-6, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR11-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-7, 6-8-1909.jpg
FR12-DECATUR CEREAL MILL-8, 6-8-1909.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire

Subject

Fires
Fire Department
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
June 1909

Description

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 Oran Rice, a sprouter. John E. Sheehy, a pipeman of Hose company No. 1, was caught and crushed to death beneath a falling wall of the mill while fighting the fire. Low water pressure was said to impede the efforts of the fire department to put out the fire. The building was considered a total loss at the value of between $500,000 and $650,000.

Creator

Herald and Review
J.K. Stafford

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

6/8/1909

Contributor

Herald and Review
Mr. and Mrs. Jack French

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

FR5-FR12

Coverage

Fires, Fire Department, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1909

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 4.5"
4 x 5"
4.5 x 6.25"
7.5 x 9.5"
4.5 x 6"
6.5 x 9.5"

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review J.K. Stafford, “Photographs from the Decatur Cereal Mill Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed December 1, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3102.