Lamesa, TX Business District Fire, May 1922

LAMESA FIRE DOES $100,000 DAMAGE

THREE BUSINESS HOUSES ARE DAMAGED AND BUILDINGS NEARLY DESTROYED

Special to the News.

Lamesa, Texas, May 9. -- Fire of unknown origin early this morning destroyed the stock and fixtures of Lowry & Clark's drug store, H. E. Williams' hardware and Strong, Holloway & Dixon's clothing store in the heart of Lamesa's business section and practically destroyed the buildings in which they were located, as well as damaging the building in which the Caldwell Drug Company was located.

Loss is estimated at $100,000, which is covered by about $40,000 insurance.

The work of a bucket brigade, the only means of fighting fire here, prevented further damage.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 May 1922

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THREE LAMESA STORES BURN

Special Telegram to The Express.

LAMESA, Tex., May 9. -- Fire of unknown origin early this morning destroyed the stock and fixtures of Lowry & Clark's drug store, H. E. Williams' hardware store and Strong, Holloway & Dixon's clothing store in the heart of Lamesa's business section and practically destroyed the buildings in which they were located, as well as damaging the building in which the Caldwell Drug Company was located.

Loss esestimated [sic] at $100,000, which is covered by about $40,000 insurance.

San Antonio Express, San Antonio, TX 10 May 1922

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$150,000 LOSS IN LAMESA BLAZE

Lamesa, May 9. -- The brick buildings were destroyed at a loss of approximately $150,000 and for a time all the buildings on the west side of the courthouse square were threatened early this morning by a fire of undetermined origin.  The flames were discovered about 3:30 o'clock.

The buildings that were destroyed included Lowry & Clark's drug store, Williams Hardware, and Strong, Holloway and Dixon's dry goods.  The losses were partly covered by insurance.

The Lubbock Avalanche, Lubbock, TX 12  May 1922