The towering castle at Segovia in Spain heavily damaged in a massive fire
The eight hundred year Alcázar at Segovia had been used since 1764 as a training college for military cadets. The fire caused severe damage but it was not until 1881 that the government ordered it restored. It then became once again a military academy. Today it is one of the most popular tourist sites in Spain. (By John Osborne)
Architectural Publication Society, The Dictionary of Architecture (London, Whiting and Company, 1887), VII: 47.