Norwood, NC Fire, Apr 1904


A fire which broke out at Norwood, Stanley county, at 5 o'clock Saturday morning destroyed seven frame buildings on the north side of Main street, extending from HARRIS & McANLY'S brick storerooms to SAM BLALOCK'S livery stables. The BLALOCK block, which contains the Central Hotel and the storerooms of U. B. BLALOCK, caught on fire, as also did the BARNHARDT building, on the same side of the street, but by desperate work and the bucket brigade these buildings were saved, with very little loss to buildings or stock. The total loss is estimated at $10,000, with little insurance.

The Landmark Statesville, North Carolina 1904-04-26