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Fire wreckage at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue.

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Identifier: N08369

Title: Fire wreckage at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue.

Description: Missouri Athletic Club fire wreckage at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue. Boatmen's Bank occupied lower floor of the building. The Missouri Athletic Club was founded in 1903 by Charles Henry Genslinger. Genslinger, who has already founded similar such clubs in New Orleans and New York, saw the need in St. Louis for an amateur businessmen’s athletic club. During the 1904 Olympic Games members of the club competed in boxing, wresting, water polo, swimming, and track. The original club was housed in the Boatman’s Bank building, seen here. In 1914 a devastating fire destroyed the building, the Missouri Athletic Club with it. 30 members and guests of the club lost their lives in the fire.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1914

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: vertical
black and white
outdoors
Downtown (Saint Louis, MO)
Fourth Street
Washington Avenue
Missouri Athletic Club
Fires
wreckage
debris
destruction
Pedestrians
rubble
power lines
streetcar tracks
automobile
car
Disasters
Business, Industry and Finance
Clubs and Organizations

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