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Wester, Kevin J. (ed.) / Consumed by fire : a collection of writings about the famous Wisconsin Chair Company fire, Port Washington, Wisconsin, February 19, 1899
([1997])

Milwaukee Sentinel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tuesday, February 21, 1899,   pp. 53-54


Page 54

morning. Hackett was conscious up to a short time previous to his death. He suffered
greatly. The injury to his spine was of such a nature that recovery was impossible. He
was 31 years old.
The Martin & Wester Foundry and Plow Works.
All that remained standing of the Martin & Wester Foundry was the
foundry's chimney. The building was built in 1866, and was a total loss
at $4,000. The foundry building was rebuilt and eventually torn down
in 1976. The Dairy Queen restaurant now occupies this location. The
brick building to the left of the foundry was the Chair Company
Apartment complex which remains standing to this day.


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