Detroit, Michigan: World's Largest Stove - GoneAn antique-style wood-burning stove that weighs 15 tons and stands 25 feet high. Built in 1893, it was dismantled in 1974, then un-dismantled in 1998. Destroyed by fire in August 2011.
Michigan State Fairgrounds
- North side of downtown, on the Michigan State Fairgrounds. I-75 exit 59 onto Eight Mile Rd and head west.
- Fairgrounds closed 2009. Stove burned in 2011, lightning strike.
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Stove - Gone
The World's Largest Stove burned down on August 14, 2011 (Authorities believe it was hit by lighting.)
I guess that's happens when you build a stove out of wood.[Michael Bauser, 08/14/2011]
The stove was 25-ft. tall, made of wood, for the Chicago World's Fair back in 1893. The World's Largest Tire weeps.
Largest Stove in the World outside of Detroit.[Ann Carden, 11/12/2008]
Billed as the "Largest Stove in the World", the Michigan Stove Co.'s 1893 Columbian Exposition construction, was restored and re-erected at the Michigan State Fair on Aug. 24th 1998. Before there was a Uniroyal Tire in Detroit there was "The Stove." It is about 20'w. X 35'l. X 22'h. and weighs 15 tons.[Blake Hayes, 09/01/1998]
The giant stove of Detroit is on view at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit, Michigan. This is an antique replica of an old coal/wood burning stove, the manufacturing of which was a major industry in Detroit, before automobiles. Also, the giant tire near Detoit has picked up a giant nail![Dam Postellon, 08/29/1998]