Pontiac, IL Central Hotel Fire, Jan 1908

Pontiac, Ill., Jan 25 - Early today the Central hotel caught fire and was entirely destroyed. A hundred or more guests had barely time to make their escape in their night clothes, leaving their personal effects and valuables. One woman and one man jumped from the second story and were severely hurt. The lost is $15,000.

Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 25 Jan 1908