Minneapolis, MN wheat elevator fire, Dec 1898

BIG WHEAT ELEVATOR BURNED.

A Minneapolis Plant Destroyed by Fire with Heavy Loss.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 29. - Elevator X, on the Hastings and Dakota Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway, at Eleventh Avenue, South, burned today. The main elevator with its annex and 200,000 bushels of wheat were consumed, and the loss will be at least $200,000. The division of the road is also blocked up and will be for a day. The property was owned by the George C. Bagley Elevator Company. The insurance is ample to cover the loss, which will be $75,000 on the building and $135,000 on the wheat. This is the second elevator to burn within two days. The cause of the fire is a mystery.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Dec 1898

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