Scranton, PA Business Block Fire, Nov 1906

GREAT FIRE IN SCRANTON.

FLAMES CAUSE LOSS OF HALF A MILLION IN PENNSYLVANIA CITY.

Scranton, Pa., Nov. 10. -- Fire of unknown origin early today destroyed the CARTER & KENNEDY six-story building occupied by the FOOTE & SHEAR Hardware company and the J. SCOTT INGLIS Carpet and Furniture company and the large two-story building of J. D. WILLIAMS Brothers company, dealers in confectionery, toys and house furnishings. The CONNELL building, an eight-story office structure adjoining, was damaged on the upper floors. Its fireproof construction and thick fire walls separating it from the CARTER & KENNEDY building saved this structure from destruction and the city from a conflagration, as the destroyed buildings were in the part of the city where large business blocks and office structures are centered.
The total loss is estimated at $500,000. An eight per cent insurance was carried by all the sufferers. Seven firemen were injured, one of them, JOSEPH JAY, seriously.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel Indiana 1906-11-10