Concord, NH Opera House Fire, Nov 1920
$150,000 FIRE AT CONCORD, N.H.
WHITE'S OPERA HOUSE BLOCK PRACTICALLY DESTROYED THIS MORNING.
BULK OF LOSS FELL UPON E. J. GALLAGHER, PUBLISHER OF CONCORD DAILY PATRIOT.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 30. -- Fire early this morning, practically destroyed White's Opera House block, with a loss estimated at $150,000. The bulk of the loss fell upon Edward J. Gallagher, publisher of the Concord Daily Patriot and owner of the block, but the Concord Chamber of Commerce, the Republican state committee, occupants of offices, Robert W. Kimball, barber, Charles F. Rowe, automobile supplies, and C. P. Dame, fruit dealer, suffered losses that will be virtually total. The offices, press and composing rooms of the Daily Patriot on the ground floor, were touched little, if at all, by the flames, but books, equipment and machinery were ruined or badly damaged by water.
The block also contained White's Opera House, the oldest theatre in the city, in which some of the best known players in America have appeared. The fire started in the theatre property room, where a local performance was given last night.
Lowell Sun Massachusetts 1920-11-30