May 14, 1877 - St. Stephen Fire

• Fire burns down Watson hotel in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, 6 King Street.
• Over 80 businesses and houses burned in the downtown core, including the St. Croix Courier Office. The newspaper would not publish again until June 10th, in which they reported R. Watson had already had a contract to rebuild a 2-story 80×76 brick block with a hall and offices upstairs.

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