Savannah, GA Boarding House Collapse, Jul 1890

FALLING WALLS.

A SAVANNAH BOARDING HOUSE EITHER BLOWN UP OR COLLAPSED - THREE KILLED AND SIX INJURED.

Savannah, Ga., July 24. - W. J. Bullard's three-story brick boarding house, 203 Congress Street, was blown up early this morning. Three people were killed and six injured. There were twelve people in the house. Most of the occupants were asleep and were hurled from their beds, and either buried under the falling debris or thrown on top of it.
Killed.
MRS. W. J. BULLARD.
JAMES LOCKLY.
GUS ROBIE.
Wounded.
JOHN ROBERTS, fractured ankle and concussion of brain.
L. J. TATE, concussion of face and chest.
MELDON HEYWOOD (colored), shoulder broken.
J. A. RIMES, EDWARD S. EVERETT, and MRS. EDWARD S. EVERETT, all slightly bruised.
SAM KING (colored), badly injured about the body.
George Maxwell (colored) has been arrested and jailed on suspicion. He had been employed in the house, but was discharged on Saturday night, when he swore that he would be revenged.
Workmen have been busy all day removing the debris. No signs of powder or dynamite have been discovered.
Many believe the house simply collapsed, but those who were in the neighborhood say that there was first an explosion, then the crash of the falling building.

The Decatur Herald Illinois 1890-07-25