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The towering castle at Segovia in Spain heavily damaged in a massive fire

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
03/07/1862
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) 
Source Citation: 
Architectural Publication Society, The Dictionary of Architecture (London, Whiting and Company, 1887), VII: 47. 

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