Augusta, GA Orphan Asylum Fire, Aug 1889


Augusta, Ga., August 11. -- The Augusta orphan asylum, a magnificent five story building, was almost entirely destroyed by fire today. The fire department fought nobly, but was handicapped by a lack of water. The asylum cost over $100,000, and was insured for $60,000. The children were gotten out safely. Two firemen were injured by falling timber.

San Antonio Daily Express Texas 1889-08-12