Hobbs Residence Articles
MR. A. M. HOBBS AND FAMILY IN NEW HOME
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hobbs and family moved this week into their beautiful new home on North Boulevard.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, September 30, 1926
ALLEN HOBBS HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Lack of sufficient water pressure from the nearest hydrant proved too much of a handicap in fighting the fire which destroyed the Allen Hobbs residence on Grand Boulevard Saturday night. Most of the structure could have been saved otherwise, according to Assistant Chief Haskins.
"The house was about 350 feet from the nearest plug, and the pressure was too weak to do much good", Mr. Haskins said. "We had to use a boat and had no pump which could have been used to advantage in this case".
"We are going to rig up a truck with a pump at the front end so that in another case of this kind we can obtain the necessary pressure to handle a fire".
The Hobbs residence was one of the finest in this section. Hardly anything was saved in the main building.
The fire is supposed to have started in the boiler room. There was nobody home. Mrs. Hobbs was in Memphis and Mr. Hobbs was at the picture show.
The servants' house and the garage were saved.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, February 29, 1932