Camden, ME Fire, Nov 1892 - Swept By Fire

A Maine Town Swept by Fire.

ROCKLAND, Me., Nov. 10.--The business portion of Camden was visited this morning by a half-million-dollar fire, and that part of the enterprising town is now in ashes. The fire was discovered in the top story of Cleveland's Block, on Main Street, at about 2 A.M. by the night watchman.

The fire swept both sides of Main Street and a territory of nearly four acres, bounded by Mechanic, Washington, and Ocean Streets. Thirty-five buildings, all but one being wooden, were entirely consumed, and eighty business firms lost everything.

Among the buildings destroyed were Cleveland's Block, Post Office and Custom House, Adams Block, Megunticook Hall, Methodist Church, Curtis Block, Fletcher's Building, and the residences of Drs. Albee and Tibbetts. The loss is about two-thirds covered by insurance.

The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Nov 1892