Dozens of Patten Towers residents taken to shelters

photo Patten Towers resident Deborah Fuqua wipes her eyes after spending the night at the Brainerd Recreation Center after an electrical fire Tuesday night forced 241 residents to be evacuated.

CALLS TO ACTIONEmergency fire calls at Patten Towers2012: 2962011: 3892012: 384Source: Fire department emergency logs


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Patten tower history1907-1908 - Stone Fort Land Co. built Hotel Patten; construction financed by Z.C. Patten and J.T. Lupton.April 1908 - Christening banquet held at Hotel Patten. J.B. Pound was president of the company that operated the hotel and leased the property from Stone Fort Land Co.1954 - Hotel Patten Inc., which operated the Patten property under a long-term lease with Stone Fort, purchased the hotel.1963