Bon Air Hotel Destroyed at Augusta

Issue 8 and Volume 69.

Bon Air Hotel Destroyed at Augusta The Hotel Bon Air at Augusta, Ga., was completely destroyed by fire at an early hour on Friday, February 4. The Bon Air was one of the largest tourist hotels in the South and was erected in 1889. The building was five stories in height, of wood construction, and was 150 x 700 feet from north to south, with two wings connecting the main buildings facing the West. The hotel was situated in a beautiful park, surrounded by handsome trees and shrubbery on “The Hill,” the aristocratic residential section of Augusta, which is some 300 feet above the city proper. Two buildings were involved, the main section and the annex. There were two hundred and sixty guests registered at the hotel, and two hundred and twenty-five employees, all of whom left the burning structure in an orderly manner and no lives were lost and…

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