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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building Fire.

FR29-Decatur_Hotel+Arcade-1904003.jpg
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FR20-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-3, 11-17-1904.jpg
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Title

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building Fire.

Subject

Fires
Fire Department
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
November 1904

Description

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, by the cellar man who then reported to the engineer, J. H. McCleary. Chief Devore of the fire department and his men worked diligently to extinguish the fire but it spread so rapidly and was so large that the building was a total loss. The loss estimated to around $139,000.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review

Date

11/17/1904

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

FR20-FR22 FR29-FR31

Coverage

Fires, Fire Department, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1904

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5"
4.5 x 7"
2 x 2.5"
1 x 1.25"

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building Fire. ,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed November 24, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3106.