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North Dakota State Capitol fire, Bismarck, N.D.
North Dakota State Capitol fire, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleNorth Dakota State Capitol fire, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1930-12-28
CreatorKositzky, Carl R. Jr.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of crowds surrounding the burning capitol building. One person can be seen spraying a fire hose into the window. Drawers from tables or file cabinets rescued from the burning building sit on the snow covered ground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Capitols
Snow
Winter
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1930-1939
Item Number2010-P-024-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryEarly on Sunday morning, December 28, 1930, the capitol building's janitor heard a loud cracking noise. Looking around, he found nothing, but when he went outside, he saw flames leaping from the Senate Chambers on the fourth floor. Though he called the fire department right away, the building was much too engulfed in flames to be saved. The fire destroyed the building except for the two lower floors of the north wing.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCarl R. Kositzky Jr Photograph Collection 2010-P-024
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2010-P-024-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2010P02401
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