Ames, IA State College Building Burns, Mar 1913

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CHEMISTRY HALL AT AMES IS DESTROYED.

LOSS AT IOWA STATE COLLEGE ESTIMATED AT $60,000 -- THE CAUSE.

Ames, March 26 -- Fire here late yesterday destroyed the chemistry hall of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The loss is estimated at $60,000. The fire is supposed to have started from chemical combustion. The building is one of the oldest on the campus having been constructed in 1870.

Waterloo Reporter Iowa 1913-03-26