This is the image of the full or partial text of an article entitled "Shimer Academy Burns to Ground", printed in the Morning Star of 1906-02-10. This article is in the public domain, because it was published in the United States before 1923.
SHIMER ACADEMY BURNS TO GROUND
YOl’XG LADIES’ SCHOOL. AT MT. CARROLL DESTROYED.
EARLY WORKING FIRE
Loss Will Amount to ' $50,000, and Many Pupils Will Suffer Indf- ‘ vidual Losses Bringing Figure Much Higher.
(Special to Tbe Morning: Star.)'
ML Carroll, III., Feb. 9.—Tbe main building- of the Frances Sblmer academy, for young ladies burned this morning. The loss will amount to at least $50,000 while it is probable that it will, be even | greater. In addition to the loss of the I ; buildings and furniture mapyi' of ^he,;
pupils who room in the bulidftig, lost : their clothing, books and jewelry.
T‘ie fire originated in the center of the building and was discovered between f . ai l 5 o’clock. How It started is amys-, tcry. When discovered the, flames Jiad ■ gained such headway that the Are de-
• partment w~<t unable to do anything to~ i ward favint ,he main building and every i effort was made toward saving the other . three buildings which constitute the i ncademy. The pupils who were sleep-'
iiipr in the buildings were aroused and atU : «aved without injury although there j vere many narrow escapes. V.
. j The academy is a branch of the Vni--1 versltv of Chicago and was established
• in 1S53 as a school for both boys.and girls by Mesdames Shimer and Lansing' Lite:- it was converted into a female i seminary. In 1870 Mrs. Shimer became
- sole owner and in 1896 she endowed the C academy, which was reincorpo rated un-i der the name of the Frances Shimer 1 Academy of the Vniversity of Chicago
nnd Dear. William P. McKee was placed i in charge.
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