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100 years ago: Three downtown factories suffer great material losses in huge fire

November 29, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 29, 1910:

  • “The most serious fire of the month occurred last night in the factory district on New Hampshire street. The firms suffering and the probable loss are: C. D. Faler Planing Mill Co., loss $2,000; Lawrence Cabinet Co., completely gutted, loss undetermined; Kansas Auto Wheel Co., loss $250. The building occupied by the three firms is of brick, and the fire seems to have originated in the basement. This portion of the building is occupied by the Cabinet mill and is always littered with shavings and inflammable material. The fire made a huge blaze and at times a newspaper could be read on Massachusetts from the glare.”
  • “W. B. Frye, assistant in the education division, and Bascom Johnson spent yesterday afternoon here inspecting Haskell Institute. They were returning to Washington from their annual tour of western Indian schools. The inspectors visited all the buildings, investigated the character and amount of work being done, and expressed themselves as highly gratified at the manner in which the institution has been conducted by the present superintendent.”


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