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Geneva, IL Kane County Courthouse Fire, Mar 1890

Geneva, IL Courthouse fire

On the night of March 13, 1890, the Kane County Courthouse burned to the ground. Allegedly, the fire started during a lawyer's party. Fortunately, the records of the recorder, the county clerk, and the circuit clerk were locked in fire-proof vaults and were not damaged.

http://www.illinois16thjudicialcircuit.org/history_kane.asp

Read articles about the courthouse fire (below).



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