: The photograph shows the Hotel Fetter during the fire in downtown Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in November 1918. The smoke is thick over the street and a crowd gathers to watch. The building, once three stories, is almost entirely collapsed. All guests at the Hotel Fetter were safely evacuated and the staff had time to save the contents before the building caught fire. The fires caused two fatalities and $250,000 in damages overall. The notes on the photograph read "Made backwards - No good!"
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.
: AV30_B05F05_31 Subjects
: Fires; Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Hotels; Cities and towns--Ohio Places
: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio);