Webb, IA Business Section Fire, Apr 1914

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MR. and MRS. JOE MURRAY, formerly of this place, suffered their second big fire loss within a year yesterday morning about ten o'clock when fire was discovered in the rear of the NEY hardware store, which quickly spread until it had destroyed the meat market, post office, SUMMY Bros. stock of general merchandise and the bank building in the basement of which MR. and MRS. MURRAY had been conducting the drug store since their last fire about Christmas time. A new brick building was in the course of construction for them but was not yet complete. MR. and MRS. MURRAY carried a $4,000 stock of goods, which is partially covered with insurance.

Spirit Lake Beacon Iowa 1914-04-23