Altoona, PA Logan House Hotel Fire, Mar 1872
ALTOONA, PA., March 20--The new extension of the Logan House, at this place, was discovered to be on fire last night, about 12 o'clock, and before the flames could be extinguished the extension was burned. The fire communicated to the east wing, and the upper stories of that were also destroyed. The furniture of that portion was mostly saved. The extension, which was mostly completed, contained sixty-six rooms, but this was not yet furnished. The large dining room, the central portion of the west wing, the kitchen and engine house, are all safe, and passenger trains are dining as usual this morning. The repairs to the burned portions will be made at once. The remaining portion of the house will be open for the accommodation of guests as usual. The cause of the fire is unknown. The loss is estimated at $60,000.
Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Cincinnati, OH 21 Mar 1872