Minneapolis, MN brick building fire, Jul 1887


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 26. - The Big Boston, a large six-story brick building, caught fire at 10 o'clock to-night. All the engines in the city were called out. There was another fire on the other side of the river, and three engines were ordered from St. Paul to take care of this fire.

At 12:30 o'clock the fire was under control. The loss is fully $500,000 to $750,000. The Big Boston was occupied on the first floor by N. E. Steele & Co., and the second and third floors by the Franklin Bazaar. It is impossible to estimate their losses which will be very heavy. The fire on the east side was insignificant.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Jul 1887

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at ancestry.com Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at ancestry.com. It's Free!