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Capitol vault after fire, Bismarck, N.D.
Capitol vault after fire, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleCapitol vault after fire, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1930 or 1931
DescriptionRecords and papers are visible inside a vault removed from the North Dakota State Capitol building after the fire. The records appear smoke damaged, but otherwise intact. The remains of the capitol building are visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Capitols
Vaults (Strong rooms)
Records (Information)
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1930-1939
Item Number10154-70
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title 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 (10154-70)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh1015470
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