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Hotel after fire photograph
Description: The photograph shows the remains of the Hotel Fetter after the fire in downtown Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in November 1918. The roof and portions of the third floor are collapsed into the building. A figure crouches in the rubble on the sidewalk. The partially-damaged sign on the side of the building reads "Hotel Fetter European Restaurant Quick Lunch." A horse and buggy stands on the brick street. All guests at the Hotel Fetter were safely evacuated and the staff had time to save the contents of the building before it caught fire. The fires 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_B05F05_33
Subjects: Fires; Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Hotels; Cities and towns--Ohio
Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio);