Carmel, NY Drew College Fire, May 1904
THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY MADE THEIR ESCAPE.
Carmel, N. Y., May 3. -- Drew college, one of the pioneer education institutions for woman in the country, was destroyed by fire today, entailing a financial loss of fully $100,000, with only $5,000 insurance. The big dormitory which housed more than a hundred students, the members of the faculty and a number of servants, fortunately was the last building to catch fire and all escaped without danger.
The fire started in SMITH memorial hall and when it was discovered had gained such headway as to be practically beyond control.
The early alarm gave the occupants ample time to escape. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Drew college was conducted under the guidance of the New York conference of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Lowell Sun Massachusetts 1904-05-04