Ruins of the Palmer Block in Amherst

Image

lov0291.jpg

Title

Ruins of the Palmer Block in Amherst

Subject

Amherst (Mass.)

Description

View of the ruins of the Palmer Block after the fire that started during the Blizzard of 1888. The Union Block and Cooper house next door were also consumed, though the chimneys of the Cooper house remained standing. Stated in the Amherst Record of March 14, 1888: "The floors and partitions were quickly burned through, making the walls serve as a huge chimney with the windows as vent-holes through which poured a perfect sea of flame."

Creator

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1888

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the John Lovell Photograph Collection. Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

LOV0291

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 7.5 in.

Condition

good

Citation

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903, “Ruins of the Palmer Block in Amherst,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/380.