The Yarborough Hotel Fire – July 3, 1928

From Research Central, here’s a new retrospective. Raleigh’s renowned Yarborough Hotel on Fayetteville Street. Was the social and political center of the city for decades. Burned on July 3, 1928. Brought hundreds to the scene, as well as engines from Durham and Smithfield. 

Posted on the Raleigh Fire Museum web site, the account is pulled primarily from newspaper stories. They’re transcribed in their entirety. Plus other bits and pieces and photos. Oh my.

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