Columbus, OH Brunswick Bowling Company Fire, Feb 1909

$200,000 FIRE IN COLUMBUS.

Blaze Destroys Five-Story Building Opposite the One in Which It Started.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26.---Fire which started by a gas explosion early to-day in the four-story building occupied by the Brunswick Bowling Company, opposite the rear of the Chittenden Hotel, spread to the five-story building occupied by the Tracy-Wells Company and destroyed it with the contents. The total loss is placed at $200,000.

Many tenants occupied the upper rooms of the Brunswick Bowling Company and twenty families were driven out. Several soldiers who happen to be near helped to rescue a number of half-clad women and children.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Feb 1909