Downtown Alpena Fire
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
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.
Inscriptions
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 this fire."
Date of Original
February 18, 1927
Dimensions
Width: 1576 px
Height: 968 px
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 1576px
Image Height: 968px
Subject(s)
Collection
Clarissa M. Howe Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Location of image:
    Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0623771957976 Longitude: -83.4333293571472
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Clarissa M. Howe Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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Downtown Alpena Fire


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.