Friday, August 29, 2008

Richard Avenue House Damaged By Fire

On August 29, 1937 at 7:45 p.m. firemen responded to a house fire on Richard Avenue. Fire started at the base of the stairwell leading to the attic in the duplex destroying the roof and attic in both sides. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

This photograph appeared in today's edition of The News Chronicle in 1958. Wouldn't it be great to have an original of this instead of a copy from microfilm. In years to come more of my photos and slides will be scanned and put up on the site. I have one good photo of the old station before the addition was added and of the engine and tanker in this photograph but I have none of the utility shown here.

If anyone has any photos they want to share with the site please contact me and we will get them on. Also if anyone has any photos they want to sell or trade I am always interested in anything I don't have from Cumberland and Franklin counties.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

I think I have a picturre of the station before the addition. If I find it I will scan it and get it to you.