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Title Postcard of Aveline Hotel interior after a fire, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1908
Description The Aveline Hotel on Calhoun and Berry Streets (102-108 E. Berry Street) in Fort Wayne, Indiana was the most elegant hotel in the city in the early 1900s. On May 3, 1908 around 3:30am, fire broke out near the first floor elevator shaft. The fire, caused by faulty wiring, quickly spread through the building. Eleven people died and more than 20 were injured in the fire.Many of the injuries were received from guests who leaped from windows in the upper stories. Soon after the fire, the building was razed and was never rebuilt.
Place Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, United States
Date 1908
Year Range Begin 1908
Year Range End 1908
Subjects Tragedies
Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Allen County (Ind.)
Process Photomechanical prints
Format Postcards
Collection Name Carole S. (Vanderipe) Grimes Collection
Object ID ia-0113-0021
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