The Fire Engineers’ Columbus Convention.
One of the local committees at Columbus, Ohio, thus writes of the provisions made for the ensuing convention to this journal.
Being the editor and publisher of the largest and most influential fire paper in the country you will no doubt be somewhat interested to know of the provisions being made to entertain the International Convention of Fire Engineers to be held in this city, August 25 to 28. The convention headquarters will be at the Great Southern hotel, at the corner of High and Main streets, and is reached without transfer by any of the street cars passing the Union depot, excepting the State and Oak street line. The meetings of the convention will be held in the Board of Trade building, which is on East Broad, one half square east of High street. This will make an excellent room for this purpose, and has a large seating capacity. The exhibit hall will be on the corner of Third and Rich streets. It is a square east and a square north of headquarters and three squares south of the Board of Trade building. This hall is located in a brick structure, with cement floors and has between 9,000 and 10,000 sq. ft. of floor-space without a post or obstruction of any kind, with ample exits on two sides, all of the doors, except one, being fitted with iron gates, so that they can be closed to visitors and yet allow free circulation of light and air. For night exhibitions the room is lighted with electric arc lights in abundance. This will give the best exhibition hall that has been furnished the convention anywhere outside of New York city, and excels that, in that it is all on the groundfloor and the largest size apparatus can be stored therein very conveniently. The applications for space are quite numerous, and the indications are that it will all be occupied, and we believe it will be ample for all requirements, and of course, everybody desires as large an attendance as is possible, and the entertainment outside of the work part will be ample and we believe satisfactory.
ONE OF THE LOCAL COMMITTEE.