Princeton, NJ Fire On Campus, May 1920
FIRE BURNS TWO PRINCETON HALLS.
PRESIDENT WILSON'S OLD UNIVERSITY NARROWLY ESCAPES COMPLETE DESTRUCTION -- LOSS $200,000.
Princeton, N. J., May 15. -- Marquard Chapel and Dickinson Hall noted buildings on the campus of Princeton University, were destroyed by fire early today. The damage is estimated at two hundred thousand dollars.
Sparks driven by a high wind set fire also to the roof of McCosh Hall, the largest recitation hall in the country, valued at one million dollars, but the structure was saved after a hard fight.
Destruction of nearly the entire university was narrowly averted. The spread of the fire was stopped and the fright brought under control only after apparatus and men were sent from nearby towns. Volunteers from students and townspeople and scores of old grads, who were, here attending an athletic meet, assisted in fighting the flames.
Moberly Monitor Index Missouri 1920-05-15