Maysville, MO Opera House Fire and Panic, Dec 1912

Main Street, Maysville, Missouri abt 1910. The Opera House is at the far left end of the block.


Panic Follows Blaze That Threatens Missouri Town.

MAYSVILLE, Mo., Dec. 21. -- One man was badly burned and three persons, a man and two girls, injured in a panic tonight which followed a fire in the opera house during a performance.  The flames spread rapidly, destroyed the opera house, three stores, livery stable and several small buildings, and had spread to other buildings, including the Maysville bank. At midnight it was believed the entire town was threatened unless the wind veered.

Buildings were being dynamited in an effort to prevent the spread of the flames.

Morning Star, Rockford, IL 22 Dec 1912