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Clarksville, TN Montgomery County Courthouse Fire, Mar 1900

Clarksville, TN Montgomery County Courthouse Fire, Mar 1900 Clarksville, TN Courthouse Rebuilt after 1900 fire Clarksville, TN Courthouse Rebuilt after 1900 fire

The Montgomery county court-house at Clarksville, Tenn., was destroyed by fire yesterday.

The loss is $125,000; insurance $75,000.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 13 Mar 1900

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$125,000 Fire in Tennessee.

Clarksville, Tenn., March 12. -- The Montgomery county courthouse was destroyed by fire today. Most of the records were saved. Loss, $125,000; insured for $75,000.

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY 12 Mar 1900

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On March 12, 1900, the structure was ravaged by fire, with the upper floors gutted and the clock tower destroyed. Some citizens wanted the building replaced, but the judge refused and ordered the damage repaired.

wikipedia.org

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The last two photos (above) show the courthouse after it had been rebuilt.



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