Indianapolis Firefighters Museum collection: online exhibit

Title

Indianapolis Firefighters Museum collection: online exhibit

Subject

Fire department history
Photos
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana

Description

Texts, photos, audio and video clips and other memorabilia recording the history of the Indianapolis Fire Department from the late 19th century to present. The online collection highlights some of Indianapolis' most unforgettable tragedies, such as the Bowen-Merrill Bookstore fire (downtown West Washington Street) on March 17, 1890, the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum explosion on October 31, 1963, and the Grant Building fire (downtown East Washington Street) on November 5, 1973. There are photos and newspaper accounts of these events, and in the case of the Coliseum explosion and Grant fire, audio clips that allow you to listen in on emergency dispatch conversations, from initial response to calls for outside assistance. Black and white news footage of the Coliseum explosion shown on then-WLWI-TV in Indianapolis is also featured.

Creator

Indianapolis Fire Department

Source

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

Publisher

Indianapolis Fire Department

Date

2011

Rights

Some of the items may be subject to copyright. Please contact Indianapolis Marion County Public Library for details.

Format

application/html

Type

text; jpeg; wmv; virtual exhibit

Coverage

18xx - 19xx; Indianapolis, IN

Files

Citation

Indianapolis Fire Department, “Indianapolis Firefighters Museum collection: online exhibit,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed July 20, 2017, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/495.