Thursday, November 13, 2008

Waverly House Burns On Railroad Street

On November 13, 1883 at 3:00 a.m. the citizens of Shippensburg were aroused by an alarm of fire on South Railroad Street at the Waverly House. A fire of undetermined origin damaged the first floor bar and extended to the second floor apartments before firemen were able to control it. Firemen from both companies were soon on the scene with their hand engines, the Vigilant’s drawing water from the well to the rear of the railroad passenger station and the C.V.’s obtaining their water from the pump at the hotel. Damages were estimated at $300. The Vigilant and Cumberland Valley Fire Companies answered the alarm.


2sweetnsaxy said...

This is the first time I've visited this blog. I think it's great that you do this. I wish someone would do this locally that I know of. You always hear and see the fire trucks rolling but never know where they go and what you guys face.

You be careful out there. The public may not always say it but we love you guys for doing what you do. :-)

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks for the kind words 2sweet.