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Charleston, SC Fire, Apr 1852

Destructive Fire at Charleston.

CHARLESTON, Tuesday, April 13. A fire broke out at midnight in the wooden building in the southeast corner of King-street and Burn's Lane, occupied by Mrs. Recke, as a grocery, which was entirely consumed; the flames then crossed to the west side of King-street and destroyed the houses owned by Charles Dunn, D. McGuire, M. D. Hyams & Son, and the store of G. P. Williams---the loss is estimated between $15,000 and $20,000. Mr. Habersham, who occupied the northeast corner of King-street and Burn's Lane, also sustains serious loss, his goods having been much damaged by water and removal. The insurance was partial.

The New York Times, New York, NY 14 Apr 1852



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