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W.C. Brown Photo 82

The Brown Collection of Photographs

Photograph 82 of 94

 

On April 9, the Hutchinson and Chapman buildings 13th and Main, collapsed and burned. Six people were burried alive in the ruins and killed. Six others were injured but recovered. The Wheeling Intelligencer called this the "greatest disaster in the history of the city."

1895

On April 9, the Hutchinson and Chapman buildings 13th and Main, collapsed and burned. Six people were burried alive in the ruins and killed. Six others were injured but recovered. The Wheeling Intelligencer called this the "greatest disaster in the history of the city."

- Photo credit given to J. Smith
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