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

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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