Maysville, KY Opera House & Library Fire, Jan 1898

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FIRE IN MAYSVILLE.

Maysville, Ky., Jan. 31. -- The Washington Opera House and the Mason County Library building, full of rare books and prehistoric relics, were burned and a number of business houses more or less damaged. The total loss will approximate $50,000.

Herald Star Steubenville Ohio 1898-01-31

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But one incident had marred the serene march of Maysville's events. That was the disastrous fire of January 30, 1898, when was destroyed the Opera House and Parker's Livery Stable. Today the fully equipped and efficient fire departments of the city render impossible continuation of such costly conflagrations.

History of Maysville and Mason County, page 256

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Maysville Fire

$50,000 Fire in Maysville, Ky.

MAYSVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30.---Maysville was visited to-day by the most destructive fire in the history of the city. The Washington Opera House and the Mason County Library Building, full of rare books and historic relics, were burned, and a number of business houses were more or less damaged. The total loss will approximate $50,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 31 Jan 1898