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Kenosha, WI fire, Apr 1860

Fires.

DESTRUCTION OF THE BUSINESS PORTION OF KENOSHA, WIS.

CHICAGO, Monday, April 23.

A fire occurred in Kenosha, Wis., yesterday, which destroyed almost the entire business portion of that place. All the buildings on both sides of Main-street, south of the City Hall, to the Park, together with a number of dwellings on Wisconsin-street, were destroyed. The principal losers are G. E. RUNALES, on buildings, $50,000; KELLOGG & CO., dry-goods, $18,000 - insured for $5,000; J. VALE, bakery, $9,000, no insurance; BROWN & WEEKS, brewers, $10,000, insured for $10,000. The Odd Fellows' Hall was also destroyed; insured for $6,000. The total loss is estimated at $100,000; total insurance will not probably exceed $40,000. The fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary.

The New York Times, New York, NY 24 Apr 1860



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