Indianapolis, IN Medical College Fire, Nov 1894

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Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 8. -- The Indiana Medical College, at the corner of South Pennsylvania and Maryland Streets, was destroyed by fire at 3:30 o'clock this morning.
The flames spread to the Scottish Rite Building, which was also destroyed. Here were stored the most expensive Masonic paraphernalia in the West. The loss on the Masonic building and contents will be $100,000.
The Indianapolis Gas Company had the ground floor under the medical college. A ghastly feature of the fire was the destruction of eighteen cadavers stored in the medical college for dissecting purposes.
The loss by the fire is estimated at $175,000, on which there is an insurance of $60,000.
Early this morning it was believed that an unknown man had been burned to death, but this is hardly probable, as no one is reported missing.

The New York Times New York 1894-11-04