Clipped From Chicago Tribune
SOUTH CHICAGO HAS BIG FIRE. Two Large Buildings, Old Landmarks, BurnBlaze Starts in a 5 Cent Theater. - Fire late last night destroyed two big frame buildings in the heart of the South Chicago business district and, for a time threatened, to spread to other structures in the vicinity. The blaze started in the basement of Peter Lopina's 5 cent theater, 0223 Commercial avenue, a short time after the closing hour. Before the arrival of the firemen flames were attacking the Columbia block and had spread to another building south of the theater. It was not until shortly Oefore midnight that the fire was under control. The buildings destroyed were landmarks.