Peoria, IL Fire Damage, Jan 1888

PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUILDING DAMAGED.

Peoria, Ill., Jan. 31. -- The Chamber of Commerce building was burned out Sunday night, the two upper stories being completely destroyed. JOSEPH SMITH and JOH BECKER, firemen, were badly injured. The building cost $80,000, and was insured for $40,000. The telegraph offices on the ground floor were flooded with water. The total loss will aggregate $125,000.

The Elyria Democrat Ohio 1888-02-02