Fort Wayne, IN Sewer Washout, Jul 1880

The Washout of a Sewer Causes Great Damage at Fort Wayne

Special to the Sentinel:

FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 21.--This morning, at and early hour, the sewer under the Wabash and Erie Canal, near the business center of the city, washed out, inflicting losses estimated to amount to $20,000. The principal losers are Prescott Brothers & Co., hardware, $3,000; Coombs & Co., hardware, $5,000; Foster Brothers & Co., $8,000. Many other firms were damaged in smaller amounts. The city will be held responsible for the damages.

Indianapolis Sentinel, Indianapolis, IN 22 Jul 1880