1892 - MEMPHIS' CONFLAGRATION. Several Buildings Destroyed, Entailing Losses of Over a Million.
MEMPHIS, Feb. 9. - A most disastrous conflagration broke out in the building No. 230 Main street, occupied by the Druz-Berne Hat company, at 9:30. The building, which was of six stories, was doomed, and all efforts were concentrated in an endeavor to save adjoining property. At 10:15 the Druz-Berne building fell in with a crash, and a few minutes later the building of the Langstaff Hardware company, which adjoined it at the south, fell into the space formerly occupied by the hat building. The trunk factory to the north, occupied by S. LEVY, was then a mass of flames and soon was a total wreck. The fire continued spreading and by midnight Lanbrman's hotel, the finest south of the Ohio river, "The Ruby" saloon, and a large harness factory and another building were either burning or destroyed. So far as know there has been no loss of life. The loss will probably exceed $1,000,000.
Lincoln Evening News
February 9, 1892
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