Thursday, June 23, 2016

1919 Othello Roundhouse Fire

Photograph by Lylah Hodson; courtesy of the Othello Community Museum.

The roundhouse in Othello caught fire in 1919 after the July 4 baseball game in town. The building was a total loss, as were 8 steam engines. The roundhouse was rebuilt as a wood building.


Gary P. said...

The Roundhouse was rebuilt in Wood, not brick as far as I know. At least the Milwaukee one was wood when I visited it in 1980 with Wade Stevenson.

SDP45 said...

Thanks for the info. Will edit appropriately.