GreenerPasture.com

Sign In




1879 - ALMSHOUSE FIRE.

News
Louisville, Ky. - The Louisville, Ky., Almshouse, located five miles south of the city, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 31st.
There were 340 inmates, a large number of whom were old, crippled and imbecile, and the flames spread so rapidly that many were obliged to jump from the upper windows.

Two men were killed by their fall, one perished in the flames, and another was fatally burned, while several others were severely injured in various ways. The building cost $175,000 and was insured for $70,000.


Iola Register
Kansas
February 7, 1879

Visit Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.


Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.