Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

Subject

Fires
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
June, 1914

Description

Photographs from the June 18, 1914 fire that occured at the Decatur Trunk Factory and the 'Come Across' pool room on N Water St. The fire was started by a loud explosion that originated in the pool room and was heard and felt throughout the business center downtown. The fire then spread next door to the Decatur Trunk Factory. The cause of the explosion was originally theorized to be from the blowing of a safe, however this theory was quickly dismissed and the origin of the explosion was unknown. The loss on the buildings was placed at $35,000.

Creator

Herald and Review
Rembrandt Studios

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

6/18/1914

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

FR113
FR114

Coverage

Fires, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1914

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 8.5"
7.5 x 10"

Files

FR113-DECATUR TRUNK FACTORY-1, 6-18-1914.jpg
FR114-DECATUR TRUNK FACTORY-2, 6-18-1914.jpg

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review Rembrandt Studios, “Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed February 28, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3120.