Howard City, MI Business District Fire, Aug 1894

BUSINESS BUILDINGS CONSUMED.

PRINCIPAL PORTION OF HOWARD CITY, MICH., DESTROYED.

Howard City, Mich., Aug. 4. -- A fire originating in the building south of the Montcalm House in Lake View, burned all the buildings on both sides of Main Street as far south as Read's shop.
Thirty-five buildings were consumed, comprising the principal part of the business portion of the village, and including both hotels, the postoffice, Lacomber & Bates' dry goods store, S. M. Northup's general store and two drug stores. The loss is estimated at $180,000; insurance unknown.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1894-08-04