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Hotel Fetter fire
Description: This photograph shows the Hotel Fetter during a fire in downtown Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in November 1918. Smoke pours from the top of the building and a fire hose sprays water at a third story window. The roof of the building has already burned and the bricks on the third story are beginning to collapse. The sign on the side of the building reads "Hotel Fetter--European Restaurant--Quick Lunch." A group of men stand watching in the bottom right of the photo. All guests at the Hotel Fetter were safely evacuated and the staff had time to save the contents before the building caught fire. The fire caused two fatalities and $250,000 in damages overall. Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's department store, and later as a traveling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). He was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV30_B04F05_29
Subjects: Fires; Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Hotels; Fire fighters
Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio);