San Diego, TX Duval County Courthouse Fire, Aug 1914

San Diego, TX Courthouse


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 11. ---The Duval county courehouse{sic} at San Diego burned early this morning, the fire having started responding to information received here, in the clerk’s office about 3:30 o’clock. The fire lasted for one hour, during which time the building and many important official records were destroyed.

The courthouse was a large two-story frame structure built many years ago. The commissioners’ court was in session there yesterday. Duval county has been more or less involved in litigation for a long while.

It will be remembered that Ed C. Lasater and other property taxpayers waged a fight for an audit of the county books until recently when the Duval county officials resigned and their successors were named. Origin of this morning’s fire is unknown.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 11 Aug 1914