Detroit, MN Fire, Sept 1888


Buildings and Contents Valued at $50,000 Destroyed.

DETROIT, Minn., Sept. 15. - At about 2 o'clock a. m., a fire was discovered in the warehouse at the rear of Bowman & Day's double store, under the opera house, and had gained such a headway by the time the alarm was given that it was beyond control. In an hour these stores with their contents, the opera house, the Foss building adjoining, and Teague's drug store and barn on the west, were burned to the ground with all the contents of the law offices in the second story of the opera house. Bowman & Day's loss is about $22,000, with $18,000 insurance; E. G. Holmes' loss on the opera house is about $12,000, with $9,000 insurance; N. P. Albriktsen's loss on contents of saloon is about $5,000, part of stock saved, with $2,400 insurance. The Pioneer store building also went, with about $10,000 worth of stoves stored in it belonging to Blandin & Smith. The total loss foots up about $50,000.

The Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 16 Sept 1888