1907 - $65,000 LOSS AT MEMPHIS. Freight House and Twenty-Five Car Loads of Merchandise Burned.
Memphis, Tenn., March 21. - A freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, situated at the corner of Shelby and Calhoun streets in the southern part of this city, together with twenty-five car loads of merchandise and six empty freight cars were destroyed by fire tonight, entailing a loss estimated at $65,000. The fire originated in the freight-house, which is situated in the midst of a number of warehouses and cotton sheds and within half a block of the union passenger station, and for a time these structures were endangered. The fire, however, was practically confined to the building in which it originated.
The Dallas Morning News
March 24, 1907
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