Central Viaduct after Cleveland streetcar disaster   Save
Louis Baus Collection
Description: Photograph taken the morning after the Central Viaduct streetcar accident in Cleveland, Ohio, November 16, 1895. Overnight, a streetcar had plunged through an open draw of the viaduct and into the Cuyahoga River, killing seventeen passengers on board. This photograph comes from the collection of Louis Baus. Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P223_B03_A08_782
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio); Street-cars; Street-railroads--Ohio; Disasters; Transportation--Ohio--History;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)