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Fire on Block East of East St. and North of Grand River Howell, Michigan - October 5, 1892

Item

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Firemen and Townspeople Helping Fight the Fire
Firemen and Townspeople Helping Fight the Fire
Firemen and Townspeople Helping Fight the Fire
Firemen and Townspeople Helping Fight the Fire
Firemen and Townspeople Helping Fight the Fire. Fireman using a Champion Fire Extinguisher.
The Only Building Left Standing After Fire. The Ed K. Johnson Drugs and Henry C. Briggs Jeweler Building.
Building Rubble After Fire. From looking at 1892 Sanborn maps in the archives (see both Image 2 and Image3 at the Library of Congress) the building with the tower is Eng. Ho. and little building next to it is a Library.
Building Rubble After Fire
Building Rubble After Fire. View to the west of the block that burned down.
Building Rubble After Fire. The First Baptist Church steeple is visible on the left and the Courthouse clock tower is on the right.  The clock reads 9:25.
Building Rubble After Fire
Building Rubble After Fire. There are a couple of women and children standing in front of rubble.  The First Baptist Church steeple is visible to the right.
Rebuilt Buildings After Fire

Title

Fire on Block East of East St. and North of Grand River Howell, Michigan - October 5, 1892

Description

Photos showing the fire that happened on October 5, 1892 on the block east of East St. (present day Michigan Ave.) and North of Grand River in Howell, Michigan. The damage was estimated at $50,000.  Frank Hickey and Ed Wines perished. Some businesses shown in the photos are Ed K. Johnson Drugs and Henry C. Briggs Jeweler. They are both in the same building that was built in 1889. Current address of that building is 112 E Grand River Rd, Howell, MI 48843. This entire block had burned in 1887.

There is an additional photo "The Champion Fire Extinguisher During the Fire of 1892" on page 127 of The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 Part 2.

View page page 122 of The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 Part 2 for another picture after the fire.

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Subject

Fire

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Date

1892-10-05

Creator

Homer Bush Peavy

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Original Format

film negative
photograph

Collection

Citation

Homer Bush Peavy, “Fire on Block East of East St. and North of Grand River Howell, Michigan - October 5, 1892,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/304.
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