St. Paul, MN Business Fire, Feb 1884


St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 26. -- A most disastrous fire has occurred here. The building destroyed was a large four-story warehouse at the corner of Pine and Prince streets, west end. The building was occupied by MAST, BURFORD, BURWELL & Co., dealery in agricultural implements, the rest of the structure being occupied by the offices of the St. Paul Harvesting works, the stove concern of BRAND & Co., and store rooms of GLIDDEN, GRIGGS & Co., wholesale grocers, the latter firm also having a large stock of goods stored in the basement. The building was supposed to have been fire proof, but burned like so much paper. It was owned by GRIGGS & FOSTER, whose loss is $25,000; insurance, $20,000. The total loss is about $125,000; insurance about $85,000.

The Evening Gazette Cedar Rapids Iowa 1884-02-26