Hemingray factory destroyed by fire


Publication: The Evening Bulletin

Maysville, KY, United States
vol. 11, no. 179, p. 1, col. 4

MUNCIE, Ind., June 20. The greatest conflagration that ever occurred in Muncie wiped out of existence two large glass factories Saturday, causing a loss of nearly $250,000. A spark from a belt railroad switching engine ignited some packing straw in a wareroom between the Hemingray flint-glass factory and the C. H. Over window-glass works, and both buildings were soon consumed. The fire department was useless, as the city water works mains are just being laid to the factory district and were of no use.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 11, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;