Plainfield, WI Fire, Jul 1910
Plainfield, Wis., July 6--In a fire which broke out here at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening this village has sustained a loss that is estimated at $40,000. The fire swept the north side of Main Street from the Walker block westward, wiping out of existence about 15 buildings, including some of the leading business houses, besides barns and other outbuildings.
Among the principal businesses burned out were the following:
Barden's drug store
Bentley & Youngman's saloon
Gustin's meat market and ice house
Buchanan Johnson's law office
A. Cohen's residence.
The Union Telephone exchange and warehouse, destroying all local and long distance phone connections in the village.
The village water station and old village jail.
Smart's blacksmith shop.
The Walker store building was badly damaged by fire and the axes of firemen, and the stock was almost ruined by water.
This is the third disastrous fire experienced by Plainfield within a few years.
The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI, 9 Jul 1910