Watch Hill Buildings Burn

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

Watch Hill Buildings Burn The Watch Hill House, the Columbia House, the Colonial House and two cottages at Watch Hill, R. I., a summer colony resort, were recently swept by fire which started in the southeast wing of the Watch Hill House from an unknown cause. The buildings were located in the southern part of the city. The Watch Hill House, a five-story building, was constructed mostly of yellow pine and had been rebuilt in 1886. The Colonial Hotel was about fifty years old and the Columbia House was built about 1890. One of the cottages was erected in 1886 and the other was rebuilt this year. The total loss was estimated at $800,000. The fire was discovered at about 5 p. m. and an alarm was telephoned and Chief Walter H. Nash and about one hundred and fifty firemen responded with two motor fire trucks, and one American-La France…

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