Galesburg, IL High School Fire, Apr 1904

Galesburg IL High School circa 1908.jpg

FIRE AT GALESBURG.

HIGH SCHOOL BURNS AND FIREMAN IS KILLED BY FALLING WALLS.

Galesburg, Ills., April 11. -- Fire, which broke out early Sunday evening in the basement of the Galesburg high school resulted in the total destruction of the building. JOHN SLATER, a fireman, was instantly killed by falling walls.
The loss is estimated at $100,000, fully covered by insurance.

The Daily Review Dacatur Illinois 1904-04-11

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Galesburg, IL, High School fire 1904

The photograph is the high school that replaced the one that burned in 1904; the high school in the photo functioned from 1906-1959, when it moved to a new building. The school building in the photo was vacant when in burned in Oct., 1965.