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New Aveline Hotel Fire

New Aveline Hotel Fire Fort Wayne Indiana
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Stock #: 561373
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana (IN)
County: Allen
Publisher: Bryan Post Card Company
Postmark: 1908 May-27
PM City: Fort Wayne
PM State: IN
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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On May 3, 1908, at least twelve persons lost their lives in a fire which destroyed the New Aveline hotel. The fire was discovered at 3:30 a.m. in the elevator shaft. The hotel was erected half a century ago and the woodwork was dry as tinder. It burned like matchwood and within a few minutes the whole interior was a mass of flames, and the only means of escape was by the windows. The fire department rescued many by means of ladders, but some leaped from windows to the street. - The Indiana Progress Pennsylvania May 6, 1908.