Denver, CO City Hall Fire, Nov 1901


Large Number of Valuable Records Supposed to Have Been Consumed.

Denver, Col., Nov. 30.---Fire, tonight destroyed the Denver city hall, including, probably, a large amount of caluable records. The fire is supposed to haev[sic] been caused by defective electric wiring. The building contained all the city offices except the police department, including the central fire station and city jail. It was built in 1880, at a cost of nearly $500,000. The insurance is $80,000.

Charles Stoll, an employe[sic] of the city engineer's office, while trying to save some of the records, was seriously hurt by a falling roof.

Davenport Daily Republican, Davenport, IA1 Dec 1901