McKinney, TX Fire, May 1906


Blaze of Unknown Origin Damages Business Section

Special to the Telegram.

McKINNEY, Texas, May 15. -- At 2 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the Metropolitan restaurant, owned by Claude Bell, and before it was stopped at the First National Bank building created considerable damage to the business part of the city.  The losses were as follows:

Claude Bell, restaurant, $800,  insurance, $350.

W. T. Suttle, building, $7,000, insurance $4,000.

Heard & Pierce, groceries, $1,500, insurance unknown.

J. E. and Mrs. W. B. Largent, building, $7,000, partially insured.

Dr. Todd Largent, office, $500 to $600, insurance unknown.

Heard Brothers, building valued at $7,000, partially destroyed.

J. S. and S. B. Heard, offices; loss unknown.

Collin County Abstract Company, H. A. Abernathy, proprietor, damage to office, records, etc., unknown.

M. T. Jones, insurance; loss unknown.

F. H. Abbott, books and jewelry; damage from smoke and water, loss unknown.

Heard Brothers, building damaged.

The fire was stopped in the last named building.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 15 May 1906