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  • Downtown Alpena Fire
    Image       On February 18, 1927, fire destroyed the Reynold's Block located on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street. Businesses destroyed included the Owl Cafe, Gavagan and Company Confectionery, and Blackburn and Company Insurance. The intense heat from the fire cracked and broke the windows in all nearby buildings.
    Image     On February 18, 1927, fire destroyed the Reynold's Block located on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street. Businesses destroyed included the Owl Cafe, Gavagan and Company Confectionery, ...
  • Downtown Alpena Fire
    Image       Back of photograph, probably written by Fire Chief R. E. Wilson (1874-1951): "lines on top of the Bertrand Building cor Chisholm and Second Ave There are 4 streams o this roof I made a cross where the too you can not see verry well is. We had 9 lines on ...
    Image     Back of photograph, probably written by Fire Chief R. E. Wilson (1874-1951): "lines on top of the Bertrand Building cor Chisholm and Second Ave There are 4 streams o this ...
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Fire
    Image       Tragedy struck on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 1923 when the original St. Paul Lutheran Church was completely destroyed by fire.
    Image     Tragedy struck on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 1923 when the original St. Paul Lutheran Church was completely destroyed by fire.
  • Burning of St. Paul Lutheran Church
    Image       This St.Paul Lutheran Church was built on South Second Avenue in 1890, and destroyed by fire on March 29, 1923. The statue of St. Paul was rescued from the burning church by Irv Panknin. The current building replaced it 3 years later.
    Image     This St.Paul Lutheran Church was built on South Second Avenue in 1890, and destroyed by fire on March 29, 1923. The statue of St. Paul was rescued from the burning ...
  • Downtown Alpena Fire
    Image       This downtown fire was located on the west side of Second Avenue between Chisholm and Rivers Streets in the early 1920s.
    Image     This downtown fire was located on the west side of Second Avenue between Chisholm and Rivers Streets in the early 1920s.
  • Owl Cafe Fire
    ImageCollection       The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue on February 18, 1927.
    ImageCollection     The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue on February 18, 1927.
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