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According to the Daily Progress: “The first alarm was at about half past ten o'clock...only the scorched brick shell of the Rotunda remained standing; Robert Mills' Annex, the University's main classroom building, was a smoldering ruin and two-thirds of the University Library's collection was destroyed." [2] The Rotunda Burning Society is one of the secret societies at the University of Virginia. [3]
  • December 24James Lindsay, the Daily Progress newspaper's founder and publisher,[4] announced in an editorial at the end of the year that subscriptions were to be paid in advance rather "than the old plan of waiting until the amounts due on subscription are large and burdensome." [5]


  • May 23 – Municipal elections held in Charlottesville. [6]





  1. Web. IN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY BRIEF NEWSY NOTES SERVED IN A NUTSHELL, Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Wednesday January 2, 1895, retrieved October 31, 2022.
  2. Web. "Arise and Build!": A Centennial Commemoration of the 1895 Rotunda Fire, University of Virginia Library, retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. Web. Wrapped in Mystery: A guide to secret—and not-so-secret—student organizations at UVA, Robert Viccellio, Article, UVa Alumni Magazine, Spring 2012, retrieved November 3, 2019.
  4. Web. Yesteryears: James H. Lindsay, David A. Maurer, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved 29 Jan 2012.
  5. Web. Business Matter, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, December 24, 1895, retrieved December 25, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. December 24, 1895 page 2.
  6. Web. In The City and In the County, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 23, 1895, retrieved May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 23, 1895 page 1.
  7. Web. Martinsburg Independent. (Martinsburg, W. Va.), Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress., 03 Aug. 1895, retrieved October 31, 2022.