Friday, June 16, 2017

Fire in Lawrenceville 1893

ILLINOIS TOWN BURNED
Vincennes, Ind., Dec. 28.---Lawrenceville, Ill., ten miles west of here, was practically wiped out by fire this morning.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 29 Dec 1893
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THE FIRE RECORD.
Serious Losses at Lawrenceville, Ill.
VINCENNES, Ind., Dec. 28.---Lawrenceville, Ill., about ten miles west of here was practically wiped out by fire this morning. Among the burned buildings were Lave & Boyd's clothing store, T. C. Watts' grocery. T. Roberts' general store, and Buchanan's general store. A number of other buildings were burned. The loss will run up well into the thousands.

The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 29 Dec 1893