Peoria, IL Grand Opera House and Newspaper Plant Fire, Dec 1909

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OPERA HOUSE AT PEORIA IS DESTROYED BY FIRE

Peoria, Ill., December 14 -- The Grand opera house building, including the office and plant of the Peoria Journal and the Peoria Democrat, was consumed by fire which started at 1:30 in the morning. The total loss is more than $200,000, partly insured.

The Evening News, San Jose, CA 14 Dec 1909

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Serious Fire at Peoria, Ill

Peoria, Ill., Dec 15. -- Fire in the Grand Opera House building completely gutted the playhouse as well as the offices and plants of the Peoria Journal and the German Democrat, daily newspapers. The loss on the opera house is estimated at $100,000, that on the Journal property $80,000 and the Democrat at $40,000.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 15 Dec 1909