Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade Building Fire

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade Building Fire

Subject

Fire
Fire Department
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
April 1915

Description

Photographs from the April 21, 1915 fire at the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building in downtown Decatur. The fire was discovered by an engineer in the boiler room of the basement of the hotels, but no explanation of how the fire had originated was known. Two people were believed to have perished in the fire, W. E. Graham and C. S. Guild. During the fire many of the surrounding buildings were also threatened to catch on fire however the fire department was successful in containing the fire to the already doomed building. The estimated loss of the buildings was $200,000.

Creator

Herald and Review
E. A. West
Rembrandt Studios

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

4/21/1915

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

FR18
FR19
FR21-FR28

Coverage

Fires, Fire Department, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1915

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.25 x 9.5"
4.5 x 6.75"
3.5 x 4.5"
3.5 x 4.75"
3.25 x 5.5"

Files

FR18-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-1, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR19-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-2, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR21-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-4, 11-17-1904.jpg
FR22-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-5, 11-17-1904.jpg
FR23-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-6, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR24-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-7, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR25-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-8, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR26-DECATUR HOTEL & ARCADE-9, 4-21-1915.jpg
FR27-Decatur_Hotel+Arcade-4-21-1915001.jpg
FR28-Decatur_Hotel+Arcade-4-21-1915002.jpg

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review E. A. West Rembrandt Studios , “Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade Building Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed August 20, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3116.