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Hays Hotel A Fostoria Landmark for 116 Years


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Hays Hotel A Fostoria Landmark for 116 Years
May 19, 1996, article two


PIX #1 - The Hays Hotel (r) and the Alcott Building (l) were two Fostoria landmarks destroyed by fire May 19, 1962. The Hays Hotel was built in 1846, before the incorporation of Fostoria.

PIX #2 - Scenes from Yesteryear - Panorama of Main St., Perry & Sandusky St. Postcard courtesy of Ray Dell

It was plenty dark at 3:15 a.m. when Allan Kimble was driving down Main St. after a long second shift at Altas Crankshaft. So he had no trouble spotting the flames shooting out of the grill of the business at 112 S. Main St. Kimble rushed immediately to the police station to report the blaze. It was the onset of one of the most spectacular and tragic events in Fostoria


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