Greenville, TX Fire, Apr 1884

Greenville, TX Fire, Apr 1884


Greenville, April 23. – (Special.) – A fire broke out this morning about half past 3 o’clock in J. W. Sykes grocery store, a frame building situated on Lee street, consuming it and two other frame buildings close to it to the east. The fire spread both ways from the frame house on the west into the roof of a brick building occupied by G. M. Wilson, hardware and agricultural house. Being under a tin roof, it was not extinguished until the timber had been much burned. On the eave of the roof of the building occupied by Colonel J. G. Lasater as a dry goods house, but the fire was extinguished before much damage was done. The stock of dry goods was considerably damaged by fire and water. The following is a list of the losers and losses.

J. W. Sykes, loss $2,000; insured for $500 in the Hartford; $150 in the New York Underwriters; $750 in the Western of California.

L. Herman, loss on stock and furniture, $2,000; insured for $1,900 in the following companies: $500 in the Merchants, of Newark $1,000 in the Girard; $400 in the Norwich Union.

Sam Forgotson, loss, $1,800; insured for $1,000 in the Hartford.

J. G. Lasater, damage to stock, $2,500; covered by insurance.

C. N. Wilson, damage to stock, $500. The building was owned by T. J. Gee, and was damaged about $1,000; insured for $2,000 in the Liverpool, and London and Globe.

E. S. King damaged, building, $1000, covered by insurance.

Dr. Robert Sayle, one two story house, valued at $800, insured for $600, in the Home of New York.

Perkins & Perkins, one house; loss $600, insurance $475, in the Germania.

M. Rosenbaum, building damaged; loss $1,000 insurance in the Germania and Lancashire.

F. W. Knight, photographer, who was a loser at the last fire, again suffered a small loss.

The Haines building, occupied by Smith, Reid & Schwattz, grocers, slightly damaged.

The fire company did good work.

Dallas Weekly Herald, Dallas, TX 1 May 1884