Orange, TX Orange County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1898
Orange County Courthouse Burned.
Orange, Tex., April 14. -- The courthouse was discovered on fire between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning. It was a wooden building and went to ashes quickly. An excellent vault had been put in some years ago and when opened this forenoon all the papers, books and records were found intact. The building was valued at about $12,000 and insured in the Home of New York and the London and Lancashire for $4000.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 15 Apr 1898