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The magnificent Lindell Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri is completely destroyed in an overnight fire.

Destruction by fire of the Lindell House, St. Louis, Missouri,  March 30, 1867, artist's impression.
03/30/1867 to 03/31/1867

The magnificent Lindell Hotel in the city center of St. Louis, Missouri was completed destroyed by a fire that broke out around eight o'clock in the evening and burned all night.  Opened in October 1863, the building was reportedly the largest building of its kind in the United States but its size told against it when the blaze, which broke out on the fifth floor and spread to the sixth and seventh, was unreachable with the city's firefighting equipment till it was too late.  No serious injuries were reported but the financial loss was estimated in one newspaper as an enormous $1.6 million dollars.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Lindell House Burns," The (Davenport, Iowa) Daily Gazette, April 1, 1867, p. 1.

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