Business Block Saved by Hard Work at Wichita

Issue 16 and Volume 62.

Business Block Saved by Hard Work at Wichita A serious fire broke out in the business section of Wichita, Kan., destroying a four-story brick building which housed two of the city’s leading business concerns, the Redfern Co., ladies’ ready-to-wear store, and the Greenway & Hughes dry goods store. The burned building covered a space 50×150 feet and had been built five years. Flames were first seen by a woman living across the back alley in the rear of the second floor to the north, where was located the alteration and repair room of the Redfern Company. Here the firemen found an electric iron, which caused the fire. The alarm, sent in at 2.45 a. m., brought Chief A. G. Walden and 46 men to the scene. The building was then in flames, spreading through the upper floors of studded partitions and into the adjoining store on the south of the…

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