Tennessee Medical College Destroyed by Fire in 1897

Conflagrations of Yesterday.  The Tennessee Medical College at Knoxville Burned Down.  Great Loss Resulted Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3. -- (Special) -- The handsome building of the Tennessee Medical college burned this afternoon in spite of the efforts of two fire departments.  The building and contents are a total loss.  The origin of the fire is unknown, and the loss is forty thousand dollars, with insurance of ten thousand.  Several large policies had been allowed to lapse. Source:  Columbus Daily Enquirer (Georgia), December 4, 1897, page 1   Medical College Destroyed Knoxville, Tenn., December 3. -- The Tennessee Medical College was destroyed by fire this afternoon.  Loss, $40,000. Source:  Fresno Morning Republican (California), December 4, 1897, page 1   Knoxville Medical School Burned Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3. -- This afternoon the Tennessee Medical College was destroyed by fire.  Loss $37,000, insurance $10,000. Source:  Lexington Morning Herald (Kentucky), December 4, 1897, page 8   Tennessee Medical College Burned Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3. -- The Special [sic] Tennessee Medical College was destroyed by fire to-day.  The college was one of the best institutions in the South and is well attended.  The building cost $25,000, and was comparatively new.  The owners say the contents were worth $12,000; insurance $10,000. Source:  Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), December 4, 1897, page 1   Fires in Tennessee.  Medical College at Knoxville and Buildings at Boiling Springs Are Destroyed Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3. -- The Tennessee Medical College here was destroyed by fire today.  The building cost $25,000 and was comparatively new.  Its owners say the contents were worth $$12,000. Source:  Baltimore Sun (Maryland), December 4, 1897, page 2   Medical College Burned Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3, 1897.  A fire here today destroyed the Tennessee Medical College.  Loss $37,000; insurance $10,000. Source:  Boston Herald (Massachusetts), December 4, 1897, page 1   Tennessee Medical College Burned Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 4. -- Yesterday the Tennessee Medical College was burned.  The college is one of the best institutions in the South, and is well attended.  The building cost $25,000, and was comparatively new.  The owners say the contents were worth $12,000.  The property was insured for only $10,000. Source:  New York Times, December 5, 1897, page 8   Tennessee Medical College Destroyed Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 3. -- This afternoon the Tennessee Medical College was destroyed by fire, and on account of poor protection, it burned slowly to the ground.  The college was one of the best institutions in the South, and is well attended.  The building cost $25,000, and was comparatively new.  The owners say the contents were worth $12,000.  The insurance carried was only $10,000. Source:  Washington Post, December 4, 1897, page 8

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