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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.





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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