LaCrosse, WI Brewery Fire, Sep 1897
BIG BREWERY BURNED.
LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. -- Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew house of the John Gund Brewing company's plant.
The malt house contained several car loads of malt and about 5,000 bushels of barley, which was totally destroyed, and the office building, which stands across the street, was not burned, and a part of the engine-room was also saved. The cold storage contained about 12,000 barrels of beer, which is also destroyed. The total loss will exceed
Iowa State Reporter Waterloo Iowa 1897-09-30