Largest cotton warehouse in Houston, Texas burns to the ground
In the early hours of the morning, the largest cotton warehouse in Houston, Texas caught fire and was quickly completely destroyed. Lost were around twenty-one hundred bales of cotton along with sugar, molasses, and other items. Total costs were estimated at a massive $138,000 but no-one was injured. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 46.