Spokane, WA Fire, Aug 1904
Spokane Suffers a Loss of $130,000
Sound Cityâ€™s Retail District Is Nearly Wiped Out
Spokane, Wash., August 16 â€“ Fire in the retail district today did damage amounting to $130,000.
The fire started in the smoke house of the Stanton Cold Storage company and before it was gotten under control had destroyed that building, the Washington Liquor companyâ€™s building and the store house of the Grote Rankin Furniture company. The principal losers are Grote Rankin company, furniture, $75,000; Washington Liqour [sic] company, building, $20,000; E. H. Stanton, stock and building, $20,000. All the losses are well insured.
Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 16 Aug 1904