Georgetown, CO McClellan Opera House Fire, Jan 1892


About 10 o'clock yesterday morning fire broke out in the McClellan Opera House, Georgetown, Col., and the entire building was soon in flames. The opera house was a frail affair and burned like tinder, and the flames soon spread to Mrs. Johnson's millinery store, which was totally destroyed, and from there to the Hotel de Paris, which was also burned. Several other frame buildings on Sixth Avenue were destroyed. The complete loss will not amount to over $10,000. The fire was started by Mr. McClellan, who was thawing out frozen water pipes in the opera house.

The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jan 1892