Historic Dillingham building damaged by fire
An early-morning fire yesterday in the historic Dillingham Transportation Building downtown caused water and smoke damage to several offices.
"Two windows were broken out and we were able to put up a quint unit to shoot water from the outside, while firefighters approached the unit from inside," said Tejada. The hallway in the four-story structure was thick with smoke, he said.
There was smoke damage on the third and fourth floors and water damage to the second floor. Damage was estimated at $450,000 to the building and $170,000 to its contents. The cause of fire remained under investigation.
The building, with its Italian Renaissance facade, was built in 1929 and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1979.