Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shoe Store Damaged By Fire

On December 12, 1895 at 11:00 a.m. an alarm of fire was reported for West Main Street and Bridges Alley, H. C. Walter’s Shoe Store. A fire that began in an overheated stove caused considerable damage to Mr. Walters’s stock. Damage to the shoe store was estimated at $1,100, damages to the second floor residence were estimated at $200. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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