1909: Fire breaks out at the storehouse of the Charlottesville Hardware Company and spread to Gilmore Furniture Company, People's National Bank and other businesses. Damage is estimated at $250,000 
- Web. Business Block Nearly Consumer, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, December 24, 1914, retrieved December 25, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. December 24, 1914 page 1.