news report of HLK's death

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news report of HLK's death - f to a - to Of A NOTED ARCHITECT HENRY L KING...
f to a - to Of A NOTED ARCHITECT HENRY L KING ASPHYXIATED ACCIDEJfTALLT TCRSEl GAS Superintended the Constrnetioa of the Palace Hotel and Other Balldiags Henry L King the architect who superintended the building of the Palace Palace Hotel was accidentally asphyxiated asphyxiated by gas at the home of his daughter Mrs Latham at 2001 California street early yesterday morning He was a very old man nearly blind and broken down in health but so Independent that he refusedthe services of an Attendant It had been his custom of recent years to get up about daylight every morning shut the windows in his room and light a - little gas stove In order to heat the room returning to his bed to wait until the room was warm From the position In which the body was found and the surroundings it Is surmised that King met death through a strange accident The gas ttove was supplied with fuel through a rubber tube which was attached to a double burner let over the beL The ntirmnl - - tlon is that the old man half hUnd nA bowed down with a aeddntalv - be In turned on the wronjr let Four half burned matches on the floor beside the stove suggested futile attempts attempts on his part to light the stove while an the time the deadly gas was escaping from the open cock on the burner overhead Being an old man the gas soon overcame him and he half fell upon the bed in which position he was rouna a few hours later when his daughter warned by the smell of gas - ir - by in broke open the door The deceased was twenty years ago probably the best known architect and builder on the Pacific Coast Not only was ne intrustea witn tne important work of superintending the construction construction of the Palace Hotel but he built some of the best buildings of early days in the city He was a pioneer Cali - fornlan having come to San Francisco in 184J A few years ago he retired from business and has since been living a quiet me ne was st years old and a native of New Tort

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle26 Sep 1896, SatPage 16

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)26 Sep 1896, SatPage 16
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