Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Cottage Destroyed

On July 19, 1930 at 2:15 p.m. firemen responded to a summer cottage fire owned by Dr. Ezra Lehman in the area of MaClay’s Mill. When firemen arrived the cottage was well involved and brush and leaves were burning and rapidly extending towards other cottages. Firemen were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading to other buildings. The cottage was a total loss with damages estimated at $850. The origin of the fire was undetermined but it was believed to be intentionally set. The Cumberland Valley Hose Company responded to the incident.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

Here is history back at you. Who was Dr. Ezra Lehman and what is he famous for?
He was an professor here at Ship U and the University Library is named after him.