Thursday, May 14, 2009

Borough Home Burns

On May 14, 1919 at 1:00 p.m. firemen responded to Washington and Burd Streets for a house fire. A fire of undetermined origin broke out in the garret of a double house. Firemen responded quickly and were able to contain the fire to the garret and a couple of rooms on the second floor. The possessions in one half the residence were removed but the other residence lost almost everything to fire, smoke and water. Firemen had the blaze under control in just under an hour. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.
I know this is not fire related but I found it interesting enough to copy and put in the book when I was doing the microfilm. This appeared in the News Chronicle on May 14, 1957.

10 comments:

Sparky said...

Like the picture of the old police car. That was taken at the old FORD dealer across from the 52 house. Great job.

E4 Lt said...

I'll bite... what is a garret? being in construction, thought I heard most things, that is deffinitly a new one

Hoserhank said...

A very good question I was thinking the same thing when I read the article.

Sparky where was the Ford Dealership at? Was it where the Burger King was that is now the COG Annex?

Haney said...

A garrett, I believe, is a room in the attic. SD Jones' Ford's showroom was diagonal from the Vigilant's station. Now known as King's Court. Later, Larry Welker's Ford lot was where the COG annex/old BK is located.

Anonymous said...

The old Ford Dealer was where the Kings Court is now. The old Burger King lot was the dealer car lot.

A garret is another word for attic.

Grizz

Bradley Myers said...

Grizz is right on all accounts if you click the Vigilant label and go to the August 22, 2008 post you can see the building in the back ground that used to sit on the lot later occupied by cars and Burger King.

Anonymous said...

Brad,
Did it say who the Police Officer was in the picture ?

Bradley Myers said...

No it did not the caption for the photo is with it. NOW, did you sign a name, remember no anonymous comments, they get deleted. I will let it slide this time.

Anonymous said...

Mike Wassel?

RB

Dale Jr.(Oldman) said...

Sorry Brad I realize what I did after I sent, I'm bad,,