1897 - MIDNIGHT FIRE AT LOUISVILLE. DAMAGE DONE IN THE WHOLESALE DISTRICT TO THE AMOUNT OF $150,000.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7. - A fire broke out at midnight tonight on Main Street, in the wholesale business district.
The flames originated on the top floor of the four-story building occupied by Buford & Lawson wholesale millinery dealers, and quickly spread to the four-story building on the west, occupied by Benjamin B. Aller, wholesale dealer in boots and shoes. The flames were fed by a large quantity of wax used in making wax flowers. At 1 o'clock the fire was brought under control.
The stocks of the McIntosh Millinery company, P. G. Cooker, millinery dealer, and Louisville tin and stove buildings adjoining, were considerably damaged by smoke and water. A conservative estimate prices the total loss at $150,000, fully covered by insurance.
Nebraska State Journal
November 8, 1897