Hagerstown, MD Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871
A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGING IN HAGERSTOWN.
HAGERSTOWN, Dec. 7 1 A. M.—Last evening at ten o’clock a fire broke out in the business house of Rollins & Burbank, agricultural implement dealers, Antietam street, opposite the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and rapidly spread to the adjacent buildings. The Episcopal Church and court-house were burned to the ground. All the public records were saved. Several lives were lost by the falling of the court-house dome, and a number of other persons severely injured. The fire is still raging with a heavy wind from the southeast. The origin of the fire is unknown. The court house is insured.
Boston Daily Advertiser, Boston, MA 7 Dec 1871