Nashville, TN Fire, Sept 1885

Big Lumber Fire

Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 16 – At 9:15 this morning a fire destroyed six million feet of lumber belonging to the Southern Pump Co. and the mill building. Rhea & Son’s grain elevator. Indiana Lumber Co’s yard. Gas Works and ice factory were seriously threatened but saved. Loss estimated over $200,000; insurance $100,000 in foreign companies.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 16 Sept 1885