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Hower Building Fire, Akron, Ohio

Hower Building Fire of 1909

On May 18, 1909, a fire in the seven-story Hower Power block destroyed the building and its contents, causing losses in excess of $1,500,000. Several girls employed in the building had a narrow escape. Firemen were in danger from falling walls. The building was occupied entirely by light manufacturing companies. There were more than 200…

Hower Building

Hower Building

The Hower building at 31 West Market Street in Akron, Ohio. The building was used for light manufacturing and storage businesses, as well as a clock repair shop, beauty supplies store, and print shops.

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