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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
CreatorFinney, Burt
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of the original North Dakota State Capitol building on fire. Flames shoot from the upper windows of the building. Collapsed wooden beams are visible through some of the windows. Many cars are parked on the capitol grounds, and a crowd has gathered to watch the building burn.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Capitols
Automobiles
Crowds
Smoke
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10154-66
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Finney's Photo Dec. 28, 1930"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
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 CollectionJames Morris Papers Mss 10154
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10154.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10154-66)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1015466
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