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Monday, August 22, 2016

Alhambra Hotel ~

Nov. 17, 1975
Smoke continued to billow from the Alhambra Hotel - corner of Cunningham and Pillow Streets - at dawn as fireman from the Butler City Fire Department poured thousands of gallons of water into the 65-year-old building. Sixty-year-old Robert Walker died in the fire.
~ Butler Eagle

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hoisted a few there. Do I recall correctly that this blaze was, or at least was popularly considered to be, arson linked to organized crime?

Bubba said...

I well remember when that happened. We used to say to each other after the fire, "Let's go down to the Alhambra and get some fire-brewed Stroh's Beer".

Anonymous said...

The 'conventional wisdom' at the time was that it was payback for a botched job up in Connecticut....

Bill Klowak said...

I had a few in my time when I lived in West Butler. Nice place