Fariboult, MN Courthouse Fire, Feb 1931

FARIBAULT COURTHOUSE IS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

Fariboult, Feb. 26. -- The Rice county courthouse, an ancient brick building, was destroyed by fire between 5 and 7 o'clock last night. The flames were first observed in the cupola of the structure and spread so rapidly to other parts that firemen were unable to make an effective fight. It is believed that most of the records are safe in the vaults.

Mason City Globe-Gazette Iowa 1931-02-26