Charleston, SC Gadsden Wharf Fire, Jul 1875

The fire Saturday morning in Gadsden wharf, Charleston, S. C. destroyed about fifty small wooden buildings, also Robb's mill and Marshall's and Venning's wharves with 20,000 barrels of navel stores. The estimated loss is $250,000, of which about one-half is covered by insurance. The fire is still burning, and it is possible as yet to ascertain m3re particulars.

Steubenville Daily Herald & News, Steubenville, OH 26 Jul 1875

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Gadsden's Wharf Fire

Large Fire in Charleston, S. C.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 24. -- A fire occurred this morning in the section of the city known as Gadsden's wharf, destroying about fifty small wooden buildings; also, Robb's mill and Marshall's and Venning's wharves, with about twenty thousand barrels of naval stores. The estimated loss is a quarter of a million, of which about one-half is believed to be covered by insurance distributed among Charleston, Northern and foreign companies.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Jul 1875