Created By: Visit Carlton
Carlton has seen many disastrous fires over the years. Wooden buildings, and often wooden sidewalks were highly flammable. Combined with heating and cooking fires, the risk of fire was high.
Some of the major fires in Carlton:
1907: The Carlton Hotel burned, never to be rebuilt.
1914: Carlton Consolidated Lumber Company mill on the lake burned
July 3, 1921: A fire destroyed all of the buildings on the south side of Main Street from Park Drive to the Burns Garage. Fire fighting was hampered by low water pressure and inadequate equipment.
May 1940: Carlton Manufacturing Company mill burned
July 1940: The L.H.L mill burned, further straining local lumber industry
March 1942: The Brooks Hotel building was gutted by fire.
September 1942: A fire in the Goddin Theater building spread to the Carlton City Hall and Fire Department building. The city hall was totally destroyed.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Carlton Historical Tour