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1912 - Fire Destroys Lindholm Store.

Sioux City, Iowa - Like so much tinder, the stock ad building occupied by the Lindholm Furniture company at the southwest corner of Fifth ad Douglas streets was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday evening. Only the heroic and efficient work of the fire department saved the other buildings in the quarter block - The Journal office and the building occupied by the W. C. Davenport company, cleaners and renovators of clothes - and the Lerch block across the alley to the west of the doomed structure. The Lindholm block, a four-story structure and filled from top to bottom with inflammable merchandise, proved an easy prey to the flames. The west and south walls and a part of the east walls are all that remained of the greatest retail and wholesale furniture store in the city at eight o'clock - two hours after the first alarm was sounded. The firm's estimated loss is $80,000, which is covered by 64,000 insurance. The building was valued at $45,000, and insured for $36,500. there is $3,000 rent insurance o the building. Dr. F.A. Bizzell, of Los Angeles, Cal., holds the title to the building and site.

The Iowa Recorder
Greene, Iowa
March 27, 1912

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