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Jake Freedman Dry Goods Store On Main St.

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From The Houston Post dated February 3, 1926:

$50,000 Loss in Kenedy Fire.

The dry goods store of Jake Freeman located on Main street, was destroyed by a fire Saturday night.

The conflagration being the most disastrous to occur here since the destruction of the Breeden-Runge Co. warehouse six or eight years ago.  The brick building, the property of Ira Hinton of Oakville was completely gutted by the fire. Mr. Freedman had only recently competed taking invoice and he computes his loss at between $42,000 and $45,000.

The building, which had a front of 60 feet on Main street, was conservatively valued at $12,000 with only $4,000 in insurance carried by Mr. Hinton. Mr. Freedman had insurance to the amount of $35,000.

Only the bare walls of the building are left standing, Kenedy Advance.


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