Battle Creek, MI Union School Furniture Co. fire, Sept 1892

Fire at Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture company, destroyed the factory, office and four other buildings. Loss aggregated $100,000.

The Daily Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, TN 24 Sept 1892


A Big Fire in Michigan.

BATTLE CREEK, MICH., Sept. 23. - The fire which last night destroyed the Union School Manufacturing Co.'s works was the most destructive ever experienced here. It is thought to have been of incendiary origin, as an attempt was made on Wednesday night to burn the company's foundry. The fire made such headway that the Marshall and Kalamazoo departments were telephoned for, but both arrived too late. The whole plant of the concern is a total loss. The building contained the most improved patterns of woodworking machinery, besides a large and very high-priced stock. The total loss will be about $250,000, perhaps more, with an insurance of about one-half that amount. All the books, mail and office effects were removed from the postoffice, which is an adjoining building. A number of other buildings were threatened, but all were saved.

The Sun, Baltimore, MD 24 Sept 1892