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A Pictorial History of the Great Dayton Flood: March 25, 26, 27, 1913 ...
Nellis Rebok Funk
No preview available - 2016
alley Arcade entrance block Canal chocolate creams city of Dayton Clair Street Conover Street Corner of Main corner of Third Corner of Troy cornice crawled Dayton Flood Dayton View Bridge East Third Edgewater Erie Canal Fairgrounds feet deep fifteen feet Flood on West Flood scene Flooded District flooded territory extended Fourth Street front held like adamant high water horse hundred feet inches Jefferson Street Kirkbride levees Looking East Looking North Looking South Looking West Main and Apple Main Street Bridge March 25 marooned Mary's College Miami City Negley Place North Dayton Ohio Photo copyright Railroad Bridge rain rainfall reached a depth Receding Water Rike-Kumler Building river rushed down Third second floor Second Street Skyscrapers square miles Steel High School story thousand U. B. Bldg U. B. Church U. B. Pub U. B. Publishing House Union Station walked three squares West Third Street White City window Wolf Creek
Page 36 - Groneweg's bindery from the window in the south side and again made our way north by passing from building to building around the cornices. Where the cornices were not on a level, we stretched a rope from window to window as a hold, and where they were unusually dangerous we stretched two ropes and the women crawled between them. When we reached the Johnson Printing Company, we were able to walk with perfect ease, the cornice being wider. We passed through...
Page 36 - The fire walls seemed to have no resistance whatever but I learned later that it traveled along the cornice from building to building and the strong wind moved it right in and flames would curl around the walls, break the windows and then the suction would draw the flames inside.
Page 36 - We thought it best to move north on Jefferson Street toward the river, as we would gain higher ground by going in that direction. We left the Fourth National Bank Building, crawled over the roof of the Traction Depot, into...
Page 36 - Bank, which is on the corner and just one block from where the fire started. It was very cold and there were but few of us who had wraps or overcoats. Nearly every one wore blankets taken from the Chas. Cooper Company.
Page 35 - The highest stage was, reached at twelve o'clock Tuesday night. This was eight feet and eight inche% on the floor of our building.
Page 35 - There was a high wind blowing from th^ north and east which fanned the fire and it was only a matter of a few minutea until the two buildings on the corner were ablaze.
Page 36 - ... buildings and entered a residence on Second Street. Of course, as we traveled from the bank building north, all the places being occupied and everybody wishing to reach safety, there were about seventy-five who were in this residence.