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Catalog Number 1941.052.001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Mounted black and white photograph taken of the ruins of Capitol High School following its fire on January 27, 1893, as viewed from an elevated positioned across Griswold Street to the southwest. Icicles hang from the building's facade and surrounding utility lines, and rubble has settled around its base. A ladder apparatus, and a fire engine are on Griswold, near the northeastern end of the building. Several figures dot the streets. The sign for the Griswold Street Theatre is visible on the right edge of the frame. A moonlight tower is visible down State Street on the left edge of the frame. The photo is mounted on a cardboard backing, with the following handwritten on the verso:
Jan 27, 1893
Detroit Central High School Fire
18 Engine Companies in the Dept. Active
8 Ladder Companies " "
4 Chemical Companies
Date 1893
Print size 10" x 8"
Dimension Details Matting is 12.25" x 9.5"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Capitol High School
Fires
Griswold Street
Ladder Apparatuses
Fire Department
Downtown
Winter Scenes