According to the Detroit News The "World's Largest Stove," a 15-ton oak stove at the Michigan State Fairgrounds is no more. It was struck by lightning Saturday and caught fire.
The replicated Garland model kitchen range was built in 1893 by the Michigan Stove Co. for the World's Fair in Chicago. Painted to look like metal, the 20-foot-high stove stood on a platform at the exposition over an exhibit of regular stoves.
Kind of sad, but I am actually surprised that the stove lasted this long.