Damage to the Roof of the Cleveland Clinic


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929
Damage to the Roof of the Cleveland Clinic

The extensive fire damage to the roof of the original building of the Cleveland Clinic can be seen in this photo. As the deadly fumes passed through the pipe ducts and collected in the attic, they ignited, creating two massive explosions that blew off the 32 x 40 ft skylight. These blasts shot through the building with an intensity of heat, which even the masonry could not resist.

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


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929