Jaeger Plant Destroyed by Fire
08 24 PLANT DESTROYED BY FIRE
During the noon hour on Tuesday the wood working plant of F. C. [Frank] Jaeger near the corner of 7th Street and Western Avenue [612 Western] was totally destroyed by fire, and the machinery and stock were also practically ruined, entailing a loss of about $5,000, partially covered by insurance. A summer kitchen in the rear of Mr. Jaeger’s home was totally destroyed, but the rest of the house was saved, although considerably damaged by smoke and water. Most of his household goods were saved. The fire is supposed to have originated in the dry kiln of the factory. Mr. Jaeger was at dinner when neighbors discovered the fire and sent in an alarm from box 12 at Clyman and Fifth streets. The fire department responded promptly, but owing to the inflammable condition of the factory, it was a mass of flames when the fire boys arrived, but they did heroic work in saving adjoining property, and within a very short time had the fire under control. The home of Mary Jones at 604 Western Avenue, just west of the factory, was scorched and narrowly escaped burning. WG
06 01 JAEGER MANUFACTURING ASSETS SOLD
Sale of the physical assets of the Jaeger Manufacturing Co., 1109 South Ninth Streets, at the Loeb Industries expansion was finalized today. The Jaeger Company was started by the late Frank Jaeger before the turn of the century, and moved to the present site in 1912, and was purchased by George Wolff and Herb Lange in 1946. After twenty years of operation in a gradually dying industry, the present owners have joined the 60% of millwork concerns throughout the country that have disappeared from the scene in the past fifteen years.
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