Fires and Fire Fighting in Winfield
This is a new page about Fires.
This is a compilation of pages and images on this web set having to do
with fires. There are more, I know, but this is all I could come up with
off the top of my head. We need more. Fires had a great deal to do with
the development of the town. After the fire of 1880, the building codes
were changed for downdown requiring stone or brick buildings. The city water
works was in response to fire losses.
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- Winfiel Volunteer Fire Dept. year unknown
- Winfield Volunteer Firemen, Band and Baseball, year unknown.
- Fire:Albright Building,
Dec 14, 1898.
Dec 14, 1898 Back Side.Where was this???
- After the Fire. Bergevin
Drugs, Johnsons 5&10, 905 Main, Jan2, 1940
After the fire at old Read's
bank building in 1940. Johnson's 5&10. West side of Main near 9th and
Main. (2 doors south)
Burned Stores, Old Read's
Bank building, West side Main, 1940
- Harter home fire,
Buildings Which Burned
- Stage Coach arriving
at the Central Hotel in 1877.-
Central Hotel, located on
the NE corner of 8th and Main St. 1877.
- 800 Block East side
of Main. This entire block burned with the Central Hotel in 1880 (see articls
- Winfield Chamber of
Commerce, Looks like blood drive 1940's ?
YMCA Building later Winfield
Chamber of Commerce.
- 1931 LaFrance in Parade, year unknown
- 1931 LaFrance in Parade
Articles About Fires
- The Great Fire of May, 1880, The Burning of
the Central Hotel and the East side of the 800 Block of Main.
- Winfield Fires
and Equipment Used to Fight Fires before 1886
- The Night Richardson
Hall at Southwestern College burned article by Jerry Wallace.
- Winfield Fire Department Site:
- Cowley County Historical Museum Photo Collection
- Cowley County Newspapers