Katie Jane Fire - Mar. 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

katie-jane-fire60th Anniversary of the Worst Nursing Home Fire in US History. The WCHS is hosting a program about the Katie Jane Fire, at the WCHS and Museum.

The Katie Jane Nursing Home located on Boonslick Road in Warrenton (just across from where Kroeger and Orsheln are presently located) burned to the ground on February 17, 1957, killing 72 residents, making it the deadliest nursing home fire in US history.

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The Schowengerdt House will be closed until further notice for major renovation. No house tours will be scheduled during this time.