A Distillery in Flames


The Loss Will Reach Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 19, 1893. About 8 o'clock to-night, fire broke out in the immense distillery of James Walsh & Co. in Covington, Ky. It was situated on the river front and extended from the approach to the Suspension Bridge to Scott Street. It was 120 feet deep and five stories high.

In Two hours and a half the walls had fallen in and the destruction was total. The loss is put at $250,000. It is well insured in numerous companies, mostly foreign.

The falling walls injured a few small dwellings. A Government bonded warehouse in the rear escaped. bout 2,000 barrels of whiskey were destroyed.


from New York Times, March 19, 1893