Marshalltown, IA Business Fire, Dec 1897
MARSHALLTOWN LOSES BY FIRE.
Marshalltown, Ia., Dec. 16. -- Fire this afternoon destroyed the three-story building occupied by the wholesale grocery establishment of LETTS, FLETCHER & Co.
Loss on stock is $110,000; insurance $87,000.
Loss on building, $32,000; insurance, $8,000.
The Odeon Theater and new postoffice adjoining the grocery house caught fire several times, but were saved.
Daily Review Decatur Illinois 1897-12-17