Emory, TX Business District Fire, Jan 1908
FIRE LOSS AT EMORY
SIX BUILDINGS AND THEIR CONTENTS ARE DESTROYED BY THE FLAMES.
LOSS THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND
For Total Property Reduced to Ashes,
Amount of Insurance is About $18,500.
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.
Greenville, Tex., Jan. 1. -- Fire was discovered in the general merchandise establishment at Emory at 2:20 o'clock this morning. It had progressed too far when discovered to be combated by the bucket brigade and six brick buildings were destroyed, together with their contents. Total loss, about $35,000; total insurance, about $18,500.
The fire spread from Nabor's establishment to V. H. Montgomery's $15,000 general merchandise establishment on one side and the postoffice on the other.
The losses and insurance are as follows:
V. H. Montgomery, general merchandise stock, loss $15,000; insurance, about $8,000. The building was owned by Mr. Montgomery and was valued at $2,000.
W. I. Nabors, general merchandise stock, loss $4,000; insurance, $3,000.
A. A. Hardin, drugs, loss $2,500; insurance, $1,500.
Five buildings owned by G. R. L. White of Greenville, loss $10,000; insurance, $6,000.
Postoffice fixtures, supplies, etc., no value obtainable; no insurance.
Drs. W. P. Pierson and C. C. Cowthon lost their office and contents; no insurance.
This block faces the west next to the Katy depot and was the prettiest business block in Emory, a town in Rains County, southeast of this city.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 2 Jan 1908
EMORY SUFFERS FIRE
Block Containing Six Buildings is Destroyed
Special to the Telegram.
EMORY, Texas, Jan. 2. -- The block of six brick buildings near the depot with their contents was destroyed by fire yesterday. The losses are V. H. Montgomery, building and stock of general merchandise, about $16,000, insurance $9,000; W.I. Nabors, stock, $4,000 insurance, $2,000; A. A. Hardin, drugs $3,000, insurance $1,500; G. R. L. White, buildings, about $9,000 insurance, but amount no yet known; Dr. P. W. Pearson, library and surgical instruments, no insurance; Dr. C. C. Cawthorn, dentist, implements, no insurance.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 2 Jan 1908