News: Abbotsford (Fire - 1 Feb 1926)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Cornelius, Olson

----Source: The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI) 02/01/1926

Hotel and Opera House Destroyed at Abbotsford

Abbotsford, Wis. - Damages estimated at more than $30,000 was caused here today by fire which completely destroyed the Abbotsford Hotel and the Opera House.

The fire started in the walls of the hotel from what is believed to have been a defective chimney.

Two persons were injured by an explosion, which occurred when the flames reached the basement of the hotel, where several barrels of gasoline were said to have been stored.

Herman Cornelius, proprietor of the hotel, suffered cuts and bruises as the result of the explosion. As did Harry Olson, who was a member of the volunteer fire department which battled the flames.



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