Fairmont, MN Syndicate Block Destroyed, Dec 1914
$85,000 LOSS AT FAIRMONT.
EARLY MORNING BLAZE TOTALLY DESTROYED SYNDICATE BLOCK -- SEVERAL BIG FIRMS OCCUPYING BUILDING LOSE ENTIRE STOCK -- ABSENCE OF WIND PREVENTS CITY FROM BEING DESTROYED -- LOSS IS COVERED BY ABOUT $50,000.
Losses Other Than Block.
BOMBY Dept. store -- $6,000.
EDWARDS Drug store -- $5,500.
KUGLERS Jewelry store -- $5,000.
WARD & Company -- $4,500.
DR. JOHNSON'S office -- $6,500.
DR. WOOLEY'S Dental office -- $1,000.
GEORGE LESTER, household goods -- $2,000.
LA RUE, household goods -- $1,000.
MRS. LUCAN, clerk, jewelry and diamonds -- $1,500.
A fire at Fairmont, Minn., about 3:50 o'clock Thursday morning totally destroyed the Syndicate block and merchandise amounting to about $85,000.
The fire seems to have originated in the rear of the EDWARDS Drug store and when discovered all hope of saving the block was abandoned and the work of the firemen and citizens was united in saving the adjoining buildings.
Fortunately the morning was still and the fierce flames shot up for a hundred feet or more, which no doubt prevented a disastrous, if not total loss, to the main business portion of the city.
The Syndicate block was of brick construction and was owned by ALBERT L. WARD and DR. JOHNSON. The property lost was insured for about $50,000.
The Evening Tribune Albert Lea Minnesota 1914-12-31