New Orleans, LA Cottage Fire, Mar 1908

Broadway Blaze

There was quiet a big fire early yesterday morning on Broadway and Olive Streets, which caused a loss of about $4,500. The blaze started through some unknown cause in the kitchen of the double house. 7503 and 7505 Olive Street, owned by David B. FISHER and occupied jointly by Dusan O’NEIL and Fannie MCKENZIE. The place, which was valued at $800, was destroyed. The house was insured for $250 in the Colonial Insurance Company of New York. The furniture of the O’Neil woman, which was valued at $500, and was insured for $300 in the People’s Insurance Company, was destroyed. The furniture of the McKenzie woman, which was not insured, was also destroyed.

The cottage on Broadway near Olive Street, owned and occupied by George H. WILSON, which was valued at $500, was destroyed. The place was insured for $100 in the Home Insurance Company.

The house 7507 Olive Street, owned by D. LONDON and occupied by Mrs. M. WHITE, was burned. The place was valued at $600. The furniture which was valued at $400 and was insured in the People’s Insurance Company, was also destroyed.

The double cottage, 7513 and 7515 Olive Street, owned by John W. SUMNER and occupied jointly by himself and L. BEACH, was destroyed. The house was worth $1,200, and was insured for $1,000 in the Leon Irwin Agency. The furniture of both occupants suffered a damage of about $200.

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA 8 Mar 1908