London, ON Three Story Building Collapse, July 1907

Scene of Collapse

FALLING WALLS BURY A SCORE.

BUSINESS BLOCK, A LANDMARK OF LONDON, ONTARIO, COLLAPSED.

NINE DEAD, TWO MISSING.

CRIES FROM THE WRECKAGE CAUSED THE BANDS OF RESCUERS TO WORK WITH FRENZY -- NUMBER TAKEN FROM THE RUINS SAFE AND SOUND, OTHERS BADLY INJURED.

London, Ont., July 17. -- Crystal hall, a three-story brick building on Dundas street and one of the landmarks of London, collapsed and a score of persons were buried under the avalanche of bricks, mortar and timbers. The falling walls from Crystal hall fell upon BREWSTER'S 5 and 10-cent store, a low structure adjoining on the east, completely burying it. The stores of HAMILTON, LONG & Company and W. J. REID & Company, on the first floor of Crystal hall, were filled with wreckage.
The dead:
W. T. HAMILTON, clothing merchant.
FRANK SMITH, manager BREWSTER'S store.
ARCHIE McCALLUM, photographer.
MISS CLARA MULLINS.
WILLIAM TAMBLIN.
MRS. EDWARD HOWETT.
JOSEPH LONG.
Unidentified Man.
The injured are J. LONEY, fractured skull, and two men and a woman who are suffering from broken limbs. The building was being remodeled. A number of old supports had been taken out and iron girders had been placed. The crash came when all three stores were filled with customers.
As the front wall fell, a woman walking of the sidewalk was swallowed up in the wreckage. Cries were heard from the wreckage in the BREWSTER store, and a rescue party located eight girls in an adjoining cellar imprisoned by the wreckage seemed impregnable, and though the rescuers worked with frenzy, they were hours releasing those in the thick of it.

The Evening Tribune Marysville Ohio 1907-07-17

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FATAL COLLAPSE OF CRYSTAL HALL.

MANY PERSONS BURIED BENEATH THE FALLEN WALLS.

OTHERS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE.

FIVE DEAD, FIVE MISSING AND FIVE SERIOUSLY INJURED AT LONDON, ONTARIO.

London, Ont., July 16. -- Crystal Hall, a three-story brick building on Dundas Street, and one of the landmarks of London, collapsed late this afternoon and a score of persons were buried under the avalanche of bricks, mortar and timbers. The falling walls from Crystal Hall fell upon Brewster's five and ten-cent store, a low structure adjoining on the east, completely burying it. The stores of Hamilton, Long & Co. and W. J. Rold & Co. on the first floor of Crystal Hall were filled with wreckage.
Five persons are known to have been killed, five are missing and five are seriously injured as the result of a building collapsing on Dundas Street today.
The dead:
W. T. HAMILTON, clothing merchant.
FRANK SMITH, manager Brewster's store.
ARCHIE MacCULLUM, photographer.
MISS CLARA MULLINS, clerk.
WILLIAM TAMBLIM.
The missing:
MR. and MRS. HOWELL.
MISS CLARA MULLINS.
JOHN ROBINSON, merchant.
JOSEPH LONG, merchant.
MR. LANE of Hamilton, Long & Co.

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