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Akron, OH Buchtel College Fire, Dec 1899

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SMOLDERING RUINS.

MAIN BUILDING OF BUCHTEL COLLEGE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

Akron, O., Dec. 21. -- The main building of Buchtel college, including all the laboratories, library, men's and women's dormitories, was burned to the ground. The fire started in the men's dormitory, about 5 p.m., and spread to other portions of the building rapidly. Much of the personal property of the students and a large number of valuable books from the library were saved. The loss is fully $100,000, with $65,000 insurance. A meeting of the students and friends of the college will be held Thursday and it is probable that the college will be rebuilt at once.

The Daily Herald Delphos Ohio 1899-12-21



article | by Dr. Radut