June: I plan to add some photos to John’s post.
From John Vonderlin
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Note: Half Moon Bay was originally called Spanishtown
SPANISHTOWN IN ASHES.
But Few Buildings Saved From the
Halfmoon Bay April 12— The fire which
broke out here yesterday afternoon in the Oc –
cidental Hotel destroyed that building, spread
to adjoining houses and consumed almost the
entire block in which the hotel was located.
The only buildings that were saved are the
feedmill and two dwellings belonging to the J.
B.Dollof estate and Charles Bowman’s small
The burned block is right in the center of
Spanishtown and Included a large portion of
the business part of the town. The loss is be –
tween $16,000 aud $17,000; divided as follows:
Occidental Hotel and furnlture $9000, Insured
for $4000; three houses and outbuildings be –
longing to Charles Bowman, one building occu –
pied as a drugstore $5000, insurance $1000;
Robert Walker’s dwelling-bouse and bam
$1,000, no Insurance; barn, fences and out –
buildings belonging in the Dolofl estate $800,
insurance $400; John Braganini tinshop
tools $100, no insurance: J. B. Gilchrist’s
building occupled by Braganint as tinshop
$600, no insurance.