Peoria, IL Model Hotel Fire, Dec 1909
$100,000 Fire in Peoria.
Peoria, Ill. Dec. 18. -- After a struggle of four hours the fire department succeeded in confining one of the fiercest fires ever started in the retail district to two business houses on South Adams street. The loss is estimated at $100,000 on the two stores, partially covered by insurance.
Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL 18 Dec 1909