Fire at the Ford Rotunda Building, Dearborn, Michigan, 1962

Summary

Ford Motor Company brought its central Rotunda building from the 1934 Century of Progress Exposition back to Dearborn and, from 1936 to 1962, recreated the excitement of a World's Fair exposition on its home turf. This photo vividly depicts the Ford Rotunda fire, November 9, 1962, caused when a sealer for the geodesic dome ignited accidentally from a propane heater.

Ford Motor Company brought its central Rotunda building from the 1934 Century of Progress Exposition back to Dearborn and, from 1936 to 1962, recreated the excitement of a World's Fair exposition on its home turf. This photo vividly depicts the Ford Rotunda fire, November 9, 1962, caused when a sealer for the geodesic dome ignited accidentally from a propane heater.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

09 November 1962

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.130646.132

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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