Cross Plains, TX Hotel & Bakery Fire, Aug 1927

Cross Plains Hotel Burns

Three Business Houses at Pioneer Are Destroyed.

Special to The News.

Cross Plains, Texas, Aug. 1.-Fire discovered at 3 a.m. Monday destroyed the thirty-room Grace Hotel and Adjacent plant of the Cross Plains Bakery. Both buildings were of frame construction.

The fire originated in the walls between the buildings and guests in the hotel escaped through burning halls and in most instances clothing and all personal effects were lost. The loss totals about $15,000, with but little insurance.

The Cross Plains chemical truck had returned only a few hours earlier from Pioneer, where a call for assistance was answered when fire broke out in a drug store, rapidly spreading to adjacent buildings, with a loss of about $8,000 before being brought under control.

The burned buildings at Cross Plains will likely be replaced with buildings of fireproof construction.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 2 Aug 1927