Jacksonville, IL Insane Asylum Fire, Sep 1887
INSANE ASYLUM BURNED.
Jacksonville, Ills., Sept. 22. -- At 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon the main building of the Oak Lawn Retreat, a private insane asylum near this city, was found to be on fire, and before help could be had it was burned to the ground. There were quite a number of patients in it from Wyoming territory. DR. McFARLAND, the proprietor, was badly burned. The patients were liberated and roamed about the grounds, raising a great commotion. The loss will exceed $20,000.
Logansport Pharos Indiana 1887-09-22