Conneaut, OH Tornado Damage, Oct 1891

WIND SWEPT.

A TERRIBLE CYCLONE AT CONNESUT, O., DESTROYS 30 BUILDINGS.

Conneaut, O., Oct. 27. -- At 6:30 o'clock last evening a terrible cyclone swept over this town, destroying about 30 houses. Streets are blocked by trees and debris from demolished buildings. The large butter tub factory owned by G. J. Record is wrecked, thousands of dollars worth of stock being completely destroyed. Record's loss is about $50,000. The planning mill of H. E. Pond, adjoining Record's is greatly damaged. His lumber is strewn all over the town, and smoke stacks are blown down. Many fine residences suffered heavily, roofs being torn off and windows broken.
The telegraph lines of the Lake Shore and Nickel plate railways are down. Two telegraph poles were blown through the roof of the Lake Shore depot and the baggage room was completely destroyed. Debris from the building is strewn along the track, rendering it impassable for moving trains. The following was also partly destroyed:
Weldon & Babbitt's store.
Orin Hartshorn's residence.
Charles Patterson's residence and about 30 other buildings.
Total loss, $100,000.

Bradford Era Pennsylvania 1891-10-28