HOUSES IN SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio was a district of Hagåtña before the war.
Today, it would be in the area just north of all that bridge construction on Marine Corps Drive.
On November 21, 1913 a fire broke out in that neighborhood. Some paper that was burning in a stove blew against the thatched walls, setting the house on fire. The house was owned by Domingo Blas. Unfortunately, his neighbor's house also caught fire. It was owned by Jose Rosario.
The good breeze and the proximity of the houses, plus the highly flammable nature of the housing material, all added to the success of the fire. Though no one was injured, much less died, both owners lost a lot of their possessions. The houses, it seems, were not totally destroyed and could be repaired.