Duluth, MN Parsons Block fire, Mar 1896

Parsons Block at Duluth Burned.

Duluth, Minn., March 6. - Special Telegram. - This morning at 2 o'clock the Parsons block, owned by J. W. Rowley, W. F. Parsons, and D. Bodeman of Kalamazoo, Mich., was totally destroyed by fire, together with the stock of the Meining Hardware Company, the Crowley Electric Company, and the furnishings of several lodgerooms. The loss on the building was $20,000, insured for $12,000; on the Meining stock $15,000; insred for $10,000, and on the Crowley stock $7,000, insured for $2,000. The Knights of Pythias lodges and Rathbone Sisters lost $2,000 in lodge furnishings.

The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 7 Mar 1896