Gadsden, AL Fire, Jul 1883
A Gadsden (Ala.) special to the Nashville Banner says: "A most destructive fire broke out yesterday morning, and burned out the following firms: Bellinger & Rolls, W. B. King, Silbert & Ware, general merchandise; R. H. Herizberg, dry goods and groceries: Samuel Henry & Co., general merchandise; W. L. Echols, groceries; Joseph Bevans, drugs; Wilson & Son, dry goods and groceries; Pat Walsh, stoves and tinware; John F. Richardson, confectionery; J. B. Gilmore, confectionery; Charles Hawkins, junk-dealer; William Laycott, groceries; Isaac Stevens, drugs, and O. B. Rolls & Co., drugs. It is impossible to estimate the loss at present. Henry & Co. are probably the heaviest losers, as they did a larger business than any firm in town. The fire raged from Second to Opera street on the South side, and, in addition to the loss by the flames, there was great damage caused by the removal of goods."
The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Jul 1883
Destructive Fire in Gadsden, Ala.
GADSDEN, Ala, July 4.-Two blocks in the central part of the city, mostly frame store-houses, were burned to-day. Loss, $100,000; insurance, $40,000. H. Herzberg & Co. were the largest losers.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 5 Jul 1883