Fire Razes Bank
Walton Depository Loss is Estimated at $4000
Walton, Ky., Jan. 24 – Preparations were being made Thursday to repair the Walton Equitable Bank Building, which was badly damaged by fire Wednesday afternoon. The loss is estimated at about $4000 by George P. Nicholson, builder of the structure. Mrs. Etta Underhill, night operator, and Miss Graham Roberts, say operator of the Consolidated Telephone Co., were rescued by firemen when their escape was cut off by flames. After being rescued, Mrs. Underhill, who has four children, missed her youngest, Lloyd, Jr. It was found on investigation, however, that he had been taken to a place of safety by by Mrs. R. D. Stamler, who conducts the Powder Puff Beauty Shop on the same floor. The occupants of the building, which was erected last year at a cost of $50,000 are Mrs. Etta Underhill, and family, Mrs. Stamler’s beauty parlor, J. A. Farris and wife and the Consolidated Telephone Co. on the second floor; Walton Equitable Bank, the Walton Building and Loan Association, and the Kentucky Central Electric Company.
Kentucky Post, January 24, 1929