Brownwood, TX McDermott House Restaurant Fire, Jul 1909

Santa Fe Restaurant Burns.

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Brownwood, Tex., July 21.----At 3:30 this afternoon fire destroyed the eating house at the Santa Fe, together with contents. The house was known as the McDermott House, and while on the Santa Fe right of way, was the property of Mrs. McDermott. Loss on the building and contents was about $2,000. No insurance. All Santa Fe trains passing through here took meals at this place.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 Jul 1909