People often make the comment that "nothing seems to change" in Caddo. Others remark that "everything has changed". They are both right. Caddo maintains the same small town friendliness and attitude it has always had. Many of the homes that I walked past as a child are still here. Many of the business buildings have withstood the tests of time. However, the ravages of time and misfortune have changed much of Caddo forever. Fires, floods, and neglect have destroyed many homes and businesses and continue to do so. We must appreciate what we have, while we still have it.
Caddo Herald, July 1, 1921
Handsome Residence Destroyed by Flames
The residence of Amos K. Bass, occupied by J. P. Rogers, on Buffalo street, was discovered by neighbors to be on fire Tuesday morning about 9:30.
The alarm was quickly given and soon two streams of water were playing upon the flames but availed nothing except to save other property- only charred walls are left standing.
Mr. Rogers was at work down town as was also his daughter. Mrs. Rogers is visiting in Texas, no one was at home when the fire was discovered. They had moved into this house only three weeks ago.
This was the original Amos Bass home and was one of the nicest in town and will be hard to replace.
From some cause or other there was not as much water pressure as usual. But the fire had gained such headway that no amount of water would have saved the building.
The firemen arrived soon with apparatus and worked hard.