October 14, 2014

Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion

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Buildings across the area of 160 football fields were damaged or outright destroyed.
Buildings across the area of 160 football fields were damaged or outright destroyed.
The East Ohio Gas Co. explosion's epicenter was just north of St. Clair, where East 61st Street dead-ends today.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF ART BIELFELT
The East Ohio Gas Co. explosion's epicenter was just north of St. Clair, where East 61st Street dead-ends today.
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Men investigate a burned-out car near the Whiteway Stamping Co.
Men investigate a burned-out car near the Whiteway Stamping Co.
Scenes from the 1944 East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion
Ruptured sewer lines steeple the roadway along St. Clair.
Ruptured sewer lines steeple the roadway along St. Clair.