Savannah, GA Tybee Hotel Fire, Jul 1909
TYBEE HOTEL DESTROYED.
Night Watchman's Vigilance Enables the Patrons to Escape.
SAVANNAH, Ga., July 31.---A night watchman's prompt work in sounding the fire alarm enabled the hundred patrons at Hotel Tybee, a Summer patrons at Hotel Tybee, a Summer resort on Tybee Island, to escape safely from the structure when it burned before daylight to-day.
The fire consumed the main building, with a lost $65,000, about, half of which was covered by insurance . The cottages, bathing pavilion, and bath houses were not burned.
When the fire started the hotel was in darkness, but the guest got out with remarkably little confusion.
The New York Times, New York, NY 1 Aug 1909
Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!