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From Bloomingpedia
Years: 1892 1893 189418951896 1897 1898

Significant events from 1895.





The Bloomington Automated Ice Plant begins operations.





  • 9th - John W. Whitaker passes away at the age of 33. A resident of Victor, he was a partner with Mr. Vanmeter in the general store and the sawmill there, and had been the Victor postmaster.
  • 10th - The Fulwider lumber and planing mill on south Madison Street is heavily damaged by fire, to the tune of $700 in building damages and $200 in lumber. The mill was owned by William Fulwider and his son Oscar. The fire company was forced to set up their engine two blocks from the fire as there was not a closer water source.
  • 15th - Two dwelling houses, a storeroom belonging to Samuel Houston, a grocery store and house occupied by William Neal, and the post office of Hindostan are destroyed in a fire.

The new building on the square was to be a two-story stone building with the first floor to be used for a storeroom and the second story as a hall. It replaced an older building then occupied by the Hinkle Meat Market, and that building was to be moved to the Berryman property on west 6th Street near the railroad. Marion Hinkle shut down his market until the new building was complete.

The Kappa building, built by James D. Showers, was to be of frame, two stories, and consist of 10 rooms. There was a large reception room, running water, electric lights and a furnace.



  • On Halloween, a powerful earthquake strikes the central U.S. Based in Charleston, Missouri, it rattles windows and dishes in Bloomington for about 20 seconds at 5:07 AM



  • 1st - Joseph Hill is struck and killed by a train.
  • 4th - A new fire bell was suspended in a new tower. Arriving on the train earlier in the week, the bell weighed 1800 pounds, and was struck by an electric mechanism. The bell may be seen today in 3rd Street Park.
  • Mayor Lawrence Van Buskirk announces his resignation. He planned to move to Jeffersonville to manage his North End Furniture Company.