Photographs from the Decatur Coffin Company Fire

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Title

Photographs from the Decatur Coffin Company Fire

Subject

Fire
Fire Department
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
July 1907

Description

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 fourth floor at the east end of the building facing East North St. The fire started in the 'couch room' which is where material for upholstering the caskets was kept. Earl W. Bradley and Benjamin Perkins, two firemen, were plunged from the fourth floor to the basement of the building and buried under feet of rubble. Both men sustained injuries but survived. The building was owned by T. T. Roberts, O.Z. Greene, George E. Moeller and Charles R. Murphy.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review

Date

7/10/1907

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

FR13-FR16

Coverage

Fire, Fire Department, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1907

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4.25"

Files

FR15-DECATUR COFFIN CO-3, 7-10-1907.jpg
FR16-DECATUR COFFIN CO-4, 7-10-1907.jpg
FR13-DECATUR COFFIN CO-1, 7-10-1907.jpg
FR14-DECATUR COFFIN CO-2, 7-10-1907.jpg

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photographs from the Decatur Coffin Company Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed May 30, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3103.