The Fatal Door


This file appears in: Collinwood School Fire
The Fatal Door

At first it was thought that the students could not get out of the school because the doors opened from the inside. Although this was not the case, the two back doors were narrowed, and only one could open, allowing only a little over two feet for escape. The vestibule that led to the back door had been made into a cloak room, with hooks protruding from the walls on which coats were hung. Finally, there were partitions built in front of the doors, blocking a direct path to the outside.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: Collinwood School Fire