Leadership

Eleven Buildings Involved In Big Charleston Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 99.

Eleven Buildings Involved In Big Charleston Fire West Virginia City Experiences Largest Fire in Twenty Five Years A CONFLAGRATION In Charleston, W. Va., on January 27 destroyed eleven buildings, six of them large, damaged the city’s second largest hotel, and before it was controlled by ten local fire companies aided by crews from Dunbar, Montgomery and South Charleston threatened to wipe out the business district. The damage is unofficially estimated at over $1,000,000. The buildings destroyed included a 7-story warehouse; two 5-story buildings housing a printing plant and office supply firm (where the fire originated); a 5-story structure occupied by a lumber company; a 5-story wholesale clothing store; 5-story supply company building; a 5-story building occupied by an automobile company and a 4-story drug warehouse. Three smaller buildings housing a watch shop, a business machine concern and a typewriter repair shop were damaged, as was the historic Ruffner Hotel, from…

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