South Berwick, ME Fire, Jul 1870

SOUTH BERWICK, Me., July 26.---A destructive fire occurred here this morning, originating in the Central Building, occupied by stores and offices, and which was destroyed. The loss on the building is $7,500, and on the stock of the occupants $13,000---partially insured. The flames spread to adjoining buildings and destroyed those owned and occupied by J. P. Davis, Chas. Rayner, John A. Hooper, Ruth G. Witt, Noah Pike, Charles Mallory, Farrington & Burr, Charles E. Whitehead, and Miss Lenton. The total loss is estimated at $40,000. The insurance is estimated at $17,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Jul 1870