Creston, IA Summit Hotel Fire, Dec 1916

Summit Hotel, Creston, Iowa, 1912, before the 1916 fire Summit Hotel, Creston, Iowa, 1909, before the 1916 fire

HOTEL AT CRESTON, IOWA IS DAMAGED EXTENSIVELY

Creston Hotel Burned.

Creston, Iowa, Dec. 15-- Fire early today destroyed the Summit hotel here, driving 75 guests to the streets in their night clothing. No one was injured. The loss is estimated at $200,000.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight and many of the hotel guests who had not yet returned were able to save all their belongings. The hotel building, the ground floor of the which is occupied by several retail stores, was completely destroyed. Defective electric wiring is believed to have caused the fire.

Daily Register-Gazette, Rockford, IL 15 Dec 1916