Woodsfield, OH Fire, Mar 1900

Woodsfield, Ohio 1895

FIRE IN BUSINESS CENTER

Woodsfield Visited by a $40,000 Conflagration at Midnight.

SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER.

WOODSFIELD, March 5.—Almost the entire business section of this place was wiped out by fire at midnight Sunday.

The fire destroyed the Kettera office building, in which were located the Central Gas Co.’s office, the Central Telephone Co., and a number of lawyers’ offices, the grocery store and building of Peter Schumaker, the large dry goods and clothing store of C. B. Barry, J. Reinherr’s baker, Weisend’s saloon and another saloon owned by J. Keyser. The fire started at 11 p.m. and burned for five hours. If the wind had not shifted the court house would have been destroyed. The loss will reach $40,000, partly insured.

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 6 Mar 1900

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