A Pictorial History of the Great Dayton Flood, March 25, 26, 27, 1913

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Otterbein Press, 1913 - Dayton (Ohio) - 63 pages
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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.
Page 35 - There we went down through the hatch and clown th^ stairs to the second floor, leaving the building from the rear window. By climbing around on low roofs, soaked with water, we got into the Beckel...

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