Meadowdale Fire

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Meadowdale Fire - Fire Destroys 25 Meadowdale Stores $2 S-MILXION...
Fire Destroys 25 Meadowdale Stores $2 S-MILXION DAMAGt heap smoulders Tuesday afternoon afternoon in place of formet Winter Garden Shops section of Meadowdale Shopping Center at Carpenlersville This vic\\ shows the rear of the 2b stoie portion which was devoured by the fnc breaking out late Monday About one third of the centers floor are t i was destroyed A iow of large stores off the picture to the left was saved because flames were halted by a fi e wall to the Sherwin Williams Paint Store To tho right ol the photo lies the Carson Pine Scott store, also in I act bi I damaged by smoke and water fiom the automatic sprinkler system which came on Early damage estimate of SI-milli )n was lumped sharply as msui ance adjusteis started adding up the losses. (B) CARPENTERSVILJUE, (UPI) -- Fire roared through 26 stores of the Meadowdale Shopping Center early Tuesday Loss was estimated estimated at $1,000,000 State Fire Marshal William Cowhey began an on the scene investigation to determine the cause of the fire It was believed to have started in Marvin's Shoe Store, one of the 25 stores destroyed THE 2«TH STORE, Carson Pine Scott Co , received heavy smoke and water damage, damage, largely from a sprinkler system that was set off throughout throughout the shop The stores were in the Winter Garden small arcade, which makes up about half of the total shopping center of 54 stores Pourteen of the stores were built around a skating rmk, which was destroyed Two women s shops, a barber shop a beauty shop, a realty office, a shoe store, a record shop, a book store and the shop ping center office were among the establishments destroyed The fire was discovered by Carpentersville Police C h i e f lames Khnkhamer who was in ;he Winter Garden with a companion companion when they saw smoke Khnkhamer said he was nearly choking on the smoku by the time he could turn in an alarm, and by the time firemen arrived, arrived, the fire had spread to a half dozen shops FLAMES SHOT high into the night air and lit up the sur lounduig area Firemen from Eas' Dundee, West Dundee Ciystal Lake, Elgin, Elgin, Palatine Cary, Gilberts, Barnngton Hills and Algonquin were summoned after the alarm was turned in at 11 3" p m The fire was not controlled for about Jiree and one half hours State police blocked off Illinois Illinois 25 which runs past the shopping center Carpentersville Carpentersville is four miles noith of Elgin, Elgin, northwest of Chicago (AH BARE BSHOP in Meadowdale Center is inspected for po«- sible Ivageable ai tides from Monday night fire This wa» one ol 'fa shop 1 -and stoi es destroyed (B-9

Clipped from The Daily Herald21 Nov 1963, ThuPage 13

The Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois)21 Nov 1963, ThuPage 13
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