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Friday 2 March 1928
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DOWNTOWN LAND MARK BURNS DOWN—Last Wooden Building On Main Street Victim of Fire Tuesday
In the spring of 1870, Dr. J.M. Madden,
a young and promising druggist who ran a store on Gloucester street, erected an
imposing building on the corner of Newcastle and Gloucester, second only to the
Friedlander building, in the downtown section. He opened a drug store
there and lived upstairs. He operated the store until he grew rich and retired,
since which time the store has been occupied by divers people, including Collatt
Clothing Store, F. Joerger, W.J. Butts, Ed C. Bruce, T.S.
Fortson, Stacy Branch, Carlyle Ward and at present by Dr.
Frank Roberts. In the spring of 1915 the building achieved world wide fame
as the scene of Brunswick’s most exciting half hour, when the late Monroe
Phillips ran amuck, upstairs and down.
Tuesday night the building caught fire and almost burned down, and the city commissioners say it will have to be razed as no permit for repairs will be granted.
The one story building next door occupied by R.L. Phillips insurance office and N.E. Gillican’s watch and jewelry store was gutted by the fire and practically ruined. Both buildings are total losses. They are owned by Mrs. Harry F. Dunwody, of Savannah, and the total loss occasioned by the fire is estimated at $25,000, which is pretty well covered by insurance.
Vol. 3, No. 17; Friday 23 November 1928
pg. 1 col. 6
F.B. CHILDRESS TO ESTABLISH SNAKE FARM ON DARIEN ROAD
F.B. Childress of Pennsylvania and
Florida, expert in snakology, has leased a tract of land on the Darien road from
C.W. Lane and expects to establish there an up-to-date and rattling good
snake farm. Mr. Chidlress has institutions of this kind elsewhere
and believes the Glynn County would be a good place to raise snakes. He
makes a specialty of rattlesnakes, and other venomous reptiles, and disposes of
the venom to scientific institutions. As everybody has a sort of creepy
interest in snakes, he also places his crop in proper shape for exhibition and
charges admission to the hissery.
He will start the farm off with some imported reptiles but expects to be able to overstock it with the product of the local palmetto scrub country. Mr. Childress is not a snake-charmer, but a business man who makes a living out of raising snakes and carries a tube of snakebite serum in his pocket at all times.
HIGH SCHOOL SCRUBS TO PLAY BENEDICTINE
Their previous games having been postponed
for one reason or another, the members of the high school scrubs football team
are looking forward to a trip to Savannah Saturday to play the Benedictine
Coach White has tentatively booked another game for his Baby Terrors wit the second string Benedictine boys. The locals will try to even up the score for the beating the Savannah lads gave them two weeks ago here.
DOVER HALL CLUB OPEN
With the opening of the hunting of the grounds at the Cloister, arrive at the Dover Hall Club for the winter hunting. Every winter the leaders in the world of sports in this country spend several weeks at Dover Hall hunting and fishing. Wilbert Robinson, manager of the Brooklyn Robins, and now a resident of Glynn County, is always the first to arrive.
Vol. 3, No. 18; Friday 30 November 1928
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FIRE PROBE GETS UNDER WAY WITH MANY WITNESSES
E.S. Ennis of the sate fire marshal's
office arrived here this week and began the expected probe of the fire which
destroyed the old American Hotel building some weeks ago.
Sworn testimony is being taken from a number of witnesses regarding the conflagration, among whom were several members of the city fire department.
As state previously the state fire marshal's office deemed it expedient and proper to make an exhaustive investigation of the conditions surrounding the blaze which destroyed the building, at that time housing the Odum private sanitarium, and Mr. Ennis has been assigned to the job. The results of the investigation, it is rumored, will be interesting.
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