Dallas, TX Business Building Explosion, May 1927

AT LEAST 8 DEAD IN EXPLOSION IN DALLAS BUILDING.

THIRTY OTHERS INJURED AS BLAST WRECKS TWO-STORY STRUCTURE AND SMALLER ONE ADJOINING IT.

Dallas, Tex., May 11. -- (AP) -- At least eight persons were killed and thirty injured when an explosion wrecked a two-story brick building in southeast Dallas tonight on the second floor of which between thirty and thirty-five men were attending a meeting of the Metropolis Lodge of the I. O. O. F.
Between a dozen and fifteen persons were in a drug store on the first floor.
A company of firemen from the Fair Park Station were in the building fighting a fire when the explosion came and Fire Captain W. HENRY LEE was killed. A one-story frame structure next door was wrecked by the explosion.
Members of an Odd Fellow lodge were assembling for a meeting on the second floor when the building toppled.
Among the dead were:
Capt. W. HENRY LEE, Fire Company No. 4.
W. D. HILL, secretary of the Metropolis Lodge 378, I. O. O. F.
JOHN BOYD, member of the lodge.
FRANK LINKA.
O. D. ALLEN, owner of the drug store.
MRS. CHRISTINA L. COUR, 61, sitting in a car outside the drug store.
E. P. NORVELL.
"FATTY" HILL, motorman.
The building was in South Dallas about two miles from the business district.
Among the injured were:
Assistant Fire Chief REDMOND, who was hurt in the rescue work.
CLAUDE ALLEN.
HERMAN LORENZ.
J. R. GROVES.
E. R. BROWN.
C. F. SPRADLEY.
NICK V. MORGAN.
R. H. TRESP.
R. T. CANDRAY.
COTTON BRONSON.
W. H. COLEMAN.
CLAUDE STRUVE, 21.

Joplin Globe Missouri 1927-05-12