South Bend, IN Building Collapse, Jan 1914

SOUTH BEND BUILDING COLLAPSES; FOUR DIE.

STRUCTURE FALLS WHILE STREETS ARE CROWDED, NARROWLY MISSING KILLING PERSONS ON STREET.

South Bend, Ind., Jan. 5 -- Three men and one woman were killed when a recently remodelled three story building, the lower flor of which was vacant, collapsed here Saturday. One of the victims was a Chinaman, the other was a negress.
The Chinaman and negress were employed in a restaurant, which occupied the second floor of the building.
The building collapsed while the streets were crowded and a number of persons had narrow escapes from injury.
One man was caught by the falling timbers and pinned to the ground, but was released in a short time. He was not seriously injured.

SIFT CAUSE OF COLLAPSE.

South Bend., Ind., Jan. 5 -- With the three dead and four injured removed from the wreck of the Shively and Honor building, which collapsed Saturday, city officials and architects began yesterday an investigation into the cause of the tragedy. A commission composed of G. A. Farabaugh, Ernest E. Young, Christopher Fassnacht, Eli Seebert, City Attorney Christman, W. P. Kelly, Fire Insurance Inspector Irving Sibrel, Fire Chief Freyermuth, W. S. Moore and F. C. Powell, with seek the facts. One of the dead was LONG HOUR, 216 West Twenty-second Street, Chicago.

The Evening Gazette Cedar Rapids Iowa 1914-01-05