Cross Plains, TX Business District Fire, Apr 1923

$40,000 Fire Loss At Cross Plains

Half Block Of South Main Street Business District Is Destroyed.

Special to The News.
Cross Plains, Callahan Co., Texas, April 2.-Fire originating in the kitchen of the L & S Café here early this morning completely destroyed a half block of the South Main Street business district, with an estimated loss of $40,000 to $50,000.

The café, Reeder Barber Shop, Majestic Theater and Texas Café were wiped out, with all contents and a racket store owned by G. W. Cunningham, was badly gutted.

The Cross Plains Drug Company, Fashion Shop and the E. H. & A. Davis Clothing Store sustained heavy water damage.

The flames were checked before reaching the interiors of these buildings.

Damage to the racket store, Reeder Barber Shop, Cross Plains Drug Company, Fashion Shop and the Davis Clothing Store is said to be partially covered by insurance, but the other firms are without insurance.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX Apr 1923