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Minneapolis, MN brick building fire, Jul 1887

BIG FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS.

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



article | by Dr. Radut