St. Louis, MO Manufacturing Plants Fire, Jun 1911

$1,000,000 FIRE IN ST. LOUIS

MANUFACTURING PLANTS FOR FOUR BLOCKS ON TERMINAL RAILROAD YARDS ARE BURNED.

ST. LOUIS, MO., June 15.—Losses conservatively estimated at more than $1,000,000, were sustained in a fire that raged for hours today in a manufacturing district bordering for four blocks on the Terminal Railroad yards in the southwestern part of the city. The plants of the Hutting Sash and Door Company, Fathman and Miller Planing Mill Company, Missouri Stair Company, Koken iron works, (a subsidiary of the American Bridge Company), and the Mound City Box Company, were practically wiped out.

The fire is believed to have started in the Huttig plant from a spark from a locomotive.

The tenants of more than fifty flats and dwellings left their domiciles, carrying all they could of their possessions when it was thought their homes were doomed. The excuses was found later to have been unnecessary as veering winds carried the flames in another direction.

Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 16 Jun 1911