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Notable Madison Fires

Fire descriptionDate
Ace Hardware (current Salvation Army building)May 3, 1970
Benson Garage (909-911 W. Main)May 4, 1936
Broadway HotelMay 4, 1920
Broadway School (current Gaines Park)January 1, 1970
Clifty Falls Mill (800 Blk. West 3rd)October, 1951
Cox Garage ( W. Main St.)August 20, 1937
Cravens/Raphael StablesAugust 5, 1904
Davis Furniture (721 Mulberry)July 13, 1988
Dean Auto Parts (Walsh Foundry) West SecondMay 29, 1942
Eades Furniture Co.January 25, 1931
Elm Street (315)October 2, 1911 (Courier)
Farm Bureau (618 Mulberry)May 18, 1977
First Baptist ChurchDecember 31, 1939
First Presbyterian Church & 20 Businesses on East Main between West and MulberryMarch 19, 1845
Gable, Henrietta (Residence on Second St.)April 24, 1938
Garage bldg. (R.P. Benson Est.)May 4, 1936
Gold Department StoreApril 24, 1938
Graham Spoke Factory (1st fire)1878
Graham Spoke Factory (2nd fire)June 28, 1915
Graham Spoke Factory (3rd fire)September 2, 1920
Hargan Groc. (Later Barber Co.)August 20, 1906
Hilbilt Boat FactoryFebruary 17, 1946
Hillside InnDecember 15, 1964
Hudson, Mahala (W. 3rd-Home)March 10, 1937
Hughes, Lucian (820 W. 3rd-Home)March 10, 1937
Hummel Saddletree Factory (E. St)November 16, 1934
I. O. O. F (Mulberry St.) * in Courier 8/19/1959January 18-19,1911
Johnson FoundryFebruary 15, 1940
Johnson Machine WorksMay 21, 1914
Johnson Starch Works (abandoned)March 10, 1914
Johnson Riverside Starch FactoryMarch 3, 1914
Jones Tobacco WarehouseJanuary 7, 1933
Kolb Building (SE Cor. Main & Poplar)June 19, 1954
Little Grand Theater (Ohio Theater)December 27, 1928
Madison Brewing Co. (Main & Ferry)May 17, 1918
Madison Country Club HouseJuly 1, 1924
Madison Hotel (1st fire)June 12, 1865
Madison Hotel (2nd fire)May 5, 1920
Madison Lumber Company (West & 2nd)March 31, 1943
Madison ShipyardDecember 7, 1932
Maddox Tobacco Wrhs.January 7, 1933
Main Street (church & 20 stores)March 19, 1845
Martha (Steamer)October 5, 1927
McKim & Cochran FurnitureJuly 20, 1937
MeeseSeptember 8, 1939
Miller & Sons Planing MillMay 7, 1919 (5/8/19-Herald & Courier)
Miller, Earl (residence)May 7, 1919
Morris StoreNovember 26, 1940
Nancy Lee Shop (106 E. Main)June 2, 1980
P. B. CaféMarch 15, 1933
Page’s Mill (Cor. of Mill and High)March 24, 1851 (Courier)
Pennsylvania Lines coachFebruary 27, 1925
Perry, Lou (Residence) MullberryFebruary 3, 1937
Pfortner Home (Corn. Of E. and 2nd)June 3, 1924
Pin and Bracket PlantMay 21, 1914 (also Cour. 12-1-1943)
Potter residence (Fulton)May 1, 1928
Rains Furniture Warehouse (320 Walnut)December 29 1973
Renschler Department StoreFebruary 14, 1932
Rock Garden GoldJanuary 25, 1931
Rogers Drug StoreNovember 13, 1918
Ross, Taylor (Res.) East St.February 10, 1934
Roth Building (Mulberry)July 3, 1939
Schroeder Saddle Tree FactoryJuly 1, 1920 (7/2/20-Herald & Courier)
Sample Tobacco Wrhs. (West & 4th)June 20, 1929
Schirmer Warehouse (West & 4th)June 20, 1929
Scott, Lee (residence) Park AveAugust 1, 1936
Scott, W. Allison-Mattress FactoryJuly 3, 1894 (
Shipley TavernNovember 30, 1947
Sprague, Charles (W. 3rd-Home)March 10, 1937
Standerford Body Shop (318 W. 3rd)May 25, 1936
Stanley’s Livery StableDecember 24, 1892 (12-1-1943 Cour.)
Stanton, R. R. (residence)February 23, 1923
Steigerwald Bowling LanesDecember 22, 1945
Susquehanna (towboat)March 10, 1914
Sutter Motor CompanyJanuary 25, 1931
206 East Main StreetApril 12, 1937 (O. C. Bear & Kof C)
Tack Factory (Craigmont S. of 1st)December 15, 1916 (12/15/16 Her. & Cour.)
Tennis, M.F. (Residence) Main St.August 11, 1934
Thomas Cooper Shops (Front St.)April 12, 1909
Trow’s MillJanuary 30, 1881 (12-1-1943 Cour.)
Vail & Sons Furniture WarehouseFebruary 5, 1942
Vail-Volz (Memories of)February 19,1942
Volz GarageFebruary 5, 1942
Wade bldg. (Sinclair Serv. Sta.)January 25, 1931
Wallace, Clyde Saw MillDecember 11, 1928
Wehner Dairy PlantJuly 19, 1942