Jackson, MI State Prison Collapse, Jan 1874


DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories high, and had been used formerly as a tannery, but at present was occupied by a cigar contractor named Hollingsworth. There were only three men in the building at the time of the accident, 150 men having just left. The lower story had been used as a dining room until Monday last. The building was badly built, having no solid support, and was condemned four months ago. Hollingsworth lost half a million cigars and a large quantity of tobacco.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, Bangor, ME 1 Jan 1874