Glassworks burned, Over & Hemingray


Publication: The Columbus Evening Republican

Columbus, IN, United States

Glass Works Burned.


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 mains are just being laid to the factory district and were of no use.


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Researcher:Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 23, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;