Cleveland, OH Furniture Factory Fire, May 1910

Fire In Progress

THREE HURT IN BIG BLAZE.

FURNITURE FACTORY BURNS AT CLEVELAND, OHIO, WITH $350,000 LOSS.

Cleveland, Ohio, May 12 -- The four-story furniture factory of KOCH & HENKE was burned today with $350,000 loss, covered by insurance.

Four dwellings in the rear and a tailor shop at the side of the store also were destroyed. A rear wall fell and crushed two of the burning residences.

ROBERT BEHLKE and CHARLES McSPADON workmen jumped from the third floor. BEHLKE may die from his injuries. McSPADON was badly hurt as also was Lieut. SCHLEE of one of the fire engine companies who fell 20 feet.

The Washington Post District of Columbia 1910-05-13