Chillicothe, OH Town Fire, Apr 1852


Cincinnati, Saturday, April 3.
The Chillicothe papers, just received, contain full particulars of the destructive conflagration that occurred in that town on Thursday. The fire broke out in WATTS' carpenters shop, and soon extended to the outhouses of the Clinton House, the wind blowing fiercely from the West at the time. ADAMS' block, including the Clinton House and the adjoining warehouses, was soon burned to the ground. The flames then extended rapidly east, and in a few hours the whole portion of the city east of High, and northeast of Second street, was a mass of smouldering ruins. It included the ROSS block, the whole row of extensive stores between that and the canal; the Madeira House, and the business houses north from the corner; also, the wholesale establishments on Water, east of Walnut street. Every house to Mulberry street is burned, and a number are destroyed as far east as Bridge street. The merchants had just received their stocks of spring goods, and the loss is enormous. The Post Office was destroyed, but the books and letters were saved. The Advertiser printing office, the telegraphic lines, &c., were also destroyed.

The New York Times New York 1852-04-05