Otto Township Sesquicentennial 1854 - 2004

October 2, 1914 Fire
Originating in the Slavin Hotel (Duke House), this fire would destroy 15 store fronts
and structures on the lower side of Duke Center's Main Street. The fire started at 6:00 am and destroyed everything from Wolcott's to the Rink. Upwards of $5,000 in loss and everyone but Berry's carried insurance and no lives were lost.

Postcard dated 8 Oct 1914 only six days after the fire.