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Looking Back: The fire of 1905

January 22, 2014

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In 1905, Fraser suffered a major fire which destroyed several commercial buildings and a few residential buildings. The aftermath is seen in this picture. In the right of the picture can be seen Steffens Hall, which survived the fire. Some of the buildings that were total losses included an agricultural machinery manufacturer, a bowling alley, a meat market, a slaughterhouse, a cigar shop and a tavern.

From Alan Naldrett,Fraser Historical Society

Do you own a piece of Fraser history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming edition of Looking Back. Email your photos and information to Nick mordowanec at or call (586) 279-1118.

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