Perrysburg, OH Fire, Apr 1872

In Perrysburg.

Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.

Perrysburg, O., April 14. The Wood County Court House, several dwellings, and two stave factories at this place were consumed by fire on Saturday afternoon. The fire had its own way until a fire engine arrived from Toledo, which was telegraphed for. The loss is estimated at $30,000, with little insurance.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Cincinnati, OH 15 Apr 1872


In the neighboring town of Perrysburg, a fire occurred at 3 o’clock this morning, destroying a stave factory and three dwellings. Loss, $1,000 to $5,000. Later in the day it broke out afresh, consuming the Court House, together with several dwellings and shops. A steamer was sent to their assistance from this city, and at 5 p.m. the fire is said to be pretty well subdues, though the high wind which still prevails may cause it to spread further.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Cincinnati, OH 15 Apr 1872