Chicago, IL Church Fire, Oct 1909
INCENDIARY BURNS CHURCH
Members of Hyde Park African Congregation Are Suspicious
Fire which destroyed the Hyde Park African Methodist Church in Chicago, causing a loss of $6,000, is declared to have been of incendiary origin. According to A. L. Williams, a member of the church, two previous attempts to burn the church had failed. He charged that the fire was the work of persons who desire to drive the church from the neighborhood.
Herald, Arlington Heights, IL 8 Oct 1909