Jefferson City, MO Capitol Fire, Jan 1903

FIRE IN MISSOURI CAPITOL

Blaze Destroys Land Records in Secretary of State's Office.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 1.---Fire was discovered in the basement of the Capitol this afternoon.

The flames were put out by workmen, but not until some of the records of the Land Department in the office of the Secretary of State had been burned.

The loss to the building is slight.

1The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 2 Jan 1903