Stanley, WI Fire, May 1906


Stanley, Wis., Is Nearly Wiped Out by Fire That Destroys Residence Section.

Stanley, Wis.-Fire, which started from a spark from the Northwestern mill, destroyed 100 residences and a dozen business buildings. The loss is estimated at $200,000.

The fire broke out in the stables of the Northwestern Lumber company, and spread rapidly. A high wind from the west carried the flames away from the Northwestern mill and saved that structure, but six blocks to the east were completely burned out.

The large department store of the Northwestern Lumber company was among the business places wiped out, and the loss to the building and stock will total $40,000.

Among the other losers were: J. N. Olson, furniture, $4,000; Long & Ness, meat market, $4,000; Christian & Konsella, farm implements, $3,000; Norweigian church and Young People’s reading room, $6,000.

The damage in the residence section is estimated at over $100,000, every house being destroyed between the Northwestern store and Franklin street.

The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, WI 30 May 1906