Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: PC39-C2a

Description: Rock Island Depot burning

Date of origin: 1910

Type: Postcard

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: Good


[front] Rock Island Depot burning Liberal, Kans. [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; Published by Hal G. Reid, Jeweler, Liberal, Kan. Reduce to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4″ Paul Custer collection [back note] Copy G-3; When the Rock Island depot, with the fine Greer House dining and lunch facilities, burned in 1910, Liberal lost its largest building. The depot was rebuilt later in masonry, but it was years before as satisfactory dining room facilities were established. Photo courtesy the late Hal Reid Jewelers, Paul Custer collection. (sentence underlined) Don’t mark photo!

Provenance: private collection – Paul Custer

Miscellaneous Info.:

Rock Island Depot buildings burning; night scene

Other Info.:

Related to:

Subject: fire, Greer House, Hal G. Reid, Liberal Kansas, Paul Custer, Rock Island Depot,