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Minneapolis, MN flour mill fire, Jan 1897

A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Jan 1897

Flames in the Flour Mill District Subdued - Loss $150,000.

Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire, which broke out in the Anchor Flour Mill this morning, threatened for a time the entire milling district. The entire fire department was called to the scene and succeeded, in confining the flames to the packing department of the Anchor establishment. The loss will reach $150,000. Fully insured.

The Boston Journal, Boston, MA 11 Jan 1897

Mill District of Minneapolis Visited by a Disastrous Blaze.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 12. - The milling district of Minneapolis was visited by a disastrous fire during the night and the Anchor mills packing building, a 4-story brick and stone building located at Sixth avenue south and the Milwaukee tracks on Second street, was completely gutted by fire, entailing a loss of at least $200,000. The building was owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn company.

The Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 12 Jan 1897

Are Not So Heavy as Supposed - The Insurance.

Losses on the group of fires which visted the city during Saturday night and early this morning, will not be as large as at first expected. The damage to the Anchor mill proper will not exceed $10,000 while the annex suffers to the extent perhaps as much as that on stock and machinery and perhaps $10,000 or $15,000, on building. This it will be seen that the whole loss will not run more than from $30,000 to $40,000, and perhaps much less. The principal damage in the mill proper was from water. The stock in the annex was worth not to exceed $5,000 and the machinery about as much. Both are practically a total loss. The walls of the buiding are badly cracked and if they have to come down the loss on this section of the risk may be more than now supposed. As will be seen by the subjoined list, the insurance involved in the fire aggregated $177,000.





ON BUILDING (Owned by Langdon Estate.)


The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, MN 11 Jan 1897

article | by Dr. Radut