Wednesday, December 31, 2008

School Building Burns On Cold Morning

On December 31, 1925 at 2:00 a.m. firemen responded to the Educational Hall, Prince and Burd Streets for a building fire. A fire possibly caused by a furnace malfunction destroyed the 2-½-story school building and all its contents. Upon arrival of the two local companies it was soon realized that they could not save the building and all efforts were made to protect the other two schools and surrounding houses. Assistance was requested from Chambersburg and the Good Will Fire Company made the trip in 11 minutes. Damages were estimated at $50,000 to $60,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze in below freezing temperatures.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Found a 'before', Brad. http://cgi.ebay.com/Educational-Hall-Shippensburg-PA-1911_W0QQitemZ290009505777QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20232QQcmdZViewItem

RB

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks RB, I didn't know if you were still looking or not, it has been awhile. I hope you had good holidays. Stop in some time for a visit, check out the new wagon before Peskie makes it his own.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Brad and you too. You're doing a great job with this site. JP should be OK, the wagon is not a kitchen utensil. All those warning-lights, by the time you get done checking them the first one will be burned out. I've been working uptown a good bit and will stop in soon.

RB