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Calais, ME Furniture Store Fire, Mar 1870

CALAIS, Me., March 12.---This morning a fire broke out in the furniture store of Gillis & Gallagher. The stock and fixtures were entirely consumed. The loss is $5,000: insurance $2,000. The books and papers were saved. The building is owned by S. P. Poole, who loses $1.400. He has no insurance. The flames extended to two adjoining buildings, which were damaged to the amount of $2,000: insurance, $1,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Mar 1870



article | by Dr. Radut