Hampton, SC, Fire, Jan 1908

Hampton Visited by Fire

HAMPTON, Jan. 27.–One of the most disastrous fires that has ever visited Hampton occurred last night between 10 and 11 o'clock. totally destroying the building, presses and nearly all of the material of the Hampton County Guardian, owned by ex-governor, MILES B. McSWEENEY, the offices of ROBT. R. SIZER & Co., owned by Senator W.S. SMITH, two small stores and two small dwellings, all on Lee avenue, the principal street.

The loss is estimated at $10,000. About half of this is covered by insurance. The fire originated in one of the small buildings, and its origin is unknown.

The Bamburg Herald
January 30, 1908
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