Bristol Station Fire in 1925
Bristol Station Has A Big Fire
Published in the Kendall County Record, December 23, 1925.
Edited and compiled by Elmer Dickson
The store building and residence adjoining and the garage at Bristol Station were completely destroyed by fire Friday night. The conflagration started about ten o'clock in the evening in the garage about a half-hour after it had been closed. The fire spread so rapidly there was no hope of saving the buildings. Efforts made to save the contents of the store were successful and most of the goods owned by Ernest C. Coomes were saved. The contents of the garage owned by Victor Miller were destroyed. The loss will run close to $15,000.
The store building was one of the last of the old village of Bristol Station and was built when the Station was young. Horace Young ran a general store in the building for some fifty years or more. The residence attached to the store building was the home of many of the physicians who lived in Bristol. The garage was a newer building.
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