The 1900 Center Fire
The fire of 1900 destroyed most of the wooden buildings on the South Side of the square. Standing behind the fire, the house to the upper right, now stands the new County Courthouse. Just to the right of that house, and across the street, another house standing is where KDET is located today. On the square where the fire is burning is now Bealls Dry Goods, which was once the Polley Hotel. Have not been able to find what was in the burning buildings in the picture.