Walnut, IL Business Section Fire, July 1900
WALNUT, ILL., SWEPT BY FIRE.
Princeton, Ill., July 11. -- Eighteen buildings in the business section of Walnut, comprising over half of the business part of the town, were destroyed by fire, causing a loss of $112,000 with insurance of $48,000. The fire started in the opera house building and extended an entire block on both sides of the street and to the grain elevator and passenger station.
Racine Daily Journal Wisconsin 1900-07-11