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Scene of Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954

Scene of Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
View From The North: This is a general view of the fire scene looking south.

Ice Covers Stores Following Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954

Ice Covers Stores Following Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
Icy Scene: Firemen fought the campus area blaze in below freezing temperatures this morning, and their efforts left an icy mantle over the ruins of the burned stores. At the extreme left is Mast's Shoe store where the blaze was stopped on Liberty St., then the burned-out Carmel Corn store, the Little Skipper Toggery Shop and the Campus Drug Store, where firemen are peering through a window.

Ann Arbor Firemen Overcome By Smoke at Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954

Ann Arbor Firemen Overcome By Smoke at Campus Drug Store Building Fire, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
Fireman's Nightmare: If you want to know what wakes a firefighter at night in a cold sweat or makes him wish he had been a bank clerk, it's the thought of a fire in a drug store, with all its poisonous fumes and sickening smoke. Here, Fireman Robert Miller, half-carried from the burning building, sprawls in nauseated agony as Edwin Wolanski stands over him.

Ann Arbor Firemen Train Hoses on Massive Fire at Campus Drug Store Building, February 1954

Ann Arbor Firemen Train Hoses on Massive Fire at Campus Drug Store Building, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
This Picture Is Deceiving: Firemen Robert Peiske (left) and Jack Bergren look as though they are resting but they aren't. It not only takes plenty of strength but good bracing to direct a high pressure hose to the right place.

Little Skipper Toggery Shop Destroyed in Fire, February 1954

Little Skipper Toggery Shop Destroyed in Fire, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
All Cold And Forlorn: Symbolizing the destruction and waste of fire, this boy clothes model stands covered with ice and icicles in the window of the Little Skipper Toggery Shop on E. Liberty St., one of the victims of the early morning campus blaze.

State Street Fire As Seen From Bell Tower, February 1954

State Street Fire As Seen From Bell Tower, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
From The Bell Tower: The State Theater building blots out most of the fire scene in this picture taken from the bell tower on the University campus. The fireman the aerial ladder is visible, and some of the spectators at State and Liberty Sts. can be seen through the smoke. Lane Hall is just to the right of the fire area.

Ann Arbor Firemen Stop Spread of Fire, February 1954

Ann Arbor Firemen Stop Spread of Fire, February 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1954
Caption
Concentration: This group of firemen has three hoses concentrated on stopping the spread of flames to the next building west of Liberty St. The flames had already eaten through the Campus Drug Store, the Little Skipper Toggery Shop and the Carmel Corn store. The Michigan Theater can be seen in the background