Greenville, PA Fire, Jan 1871

Destructive Fires— On Tuesday night, January 21, 1871, commencing at 12 o’clock, occurred the heaviest fire Greenville had ever encountered to that time. It began in a three-story wooden structure, Laird’s Block, on Main and Race Streets. It spread along the street consuming property to the value of $44,000. The heavy losers were William Laird, $5,000; R. & A. Manheimer, $4,500; Harlan Book, $5,500; Eli Wasser, $300; S.P. Johnston, $6,000; Kasper Reichard, $1,500; Dr. David Edgar, $2,500; E. Miller, $100; William Keck, $600; John B. Smith, $300; Samuel West, $150; Benjamin Henlein, $6,000; S.W. Manheimer, $4,000; Mrs. Gilkison,, $1,000; Dr. R.N. Hayes, $100; Mound Chapter A.Y.M., $800; Eureka Lodge A.Y.M., $500; Seth Hull, $2,500; A.D. Gillespie, $100; J.E. Hull & Sons, $2,000; E. Rooney, $500; W.T. Phelan, $400; E. Kyle, $100.

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