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100 years ago

The Ritzville

Journal-Times

Jan. 13, 1921

DISASTROUS FIRE SWEEPS OTT BUILDING; $20,000 LOSS

The worst fire that has occurred in Ritzville since the farmers’ warehouse was burned in 1915 took place early Wednesday morning at the Ott Building, probably the finest store and office building in town, the home of the American Bank and other businesses. Damages to the building and to its occupants will total in the neighborhood of $20,000. The fire started in the rear of the Home Cafe, the exact cause of it being unknown. It was discovered by some roome...



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