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July 17, 2017

Hostess House at Camp Cody Burns

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:21 pm

Y.W.C.A. Cottage is Destroyed, Only Veranda Being Left

At 8:20 o’clock Sunday morning, when a strong east wind was blowing, fire broke out in the northwest corner of the Y.W.C.A. hostess house on Pine street, totally destroying the building. All that is left is the big veranda on the east side.

Miss J. M. Beattie, the director; Miss Elizabeth Brown, business director, and Mrs. Miller, in charge of the kitchen, do not know how the fire started. They said it seemed to come from beneath the floor.

The Deming fire department responded, but saving a dry frame building in such a wind was impossible. Soldiers from the camp and vicinity saved practically all the personal property. Miss Brown said that the building cost about $5,000 and was insured by the New York office of the organization. Nothing is known about rebuilding. Mayor R. F. Hamilton, of Deming, stated that the fire limits having been extended no frame building could be put up on the present site. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, July 1, 1918


Y.W.C.A. Hostess House


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