Hampton Beach, NH Fire, Sept 1915

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FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT.

$200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 Buildings

Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept 23 --- A fire starting in a box of rubbish tonight destroyed 45 buildings and caused a loss estimated at $250,000 in the most crowded part of this summer resort before the flames were checked by dynamite. Five hotels, two theaters, business blocks, and scores of cottages were leveled over a compactly built area of two acres.

The hotels destroyed were the Ashworth House, the most pretentious on the beach; Janvrin, Grand View, Lawrence, and the DeLancey. The regular season had closed and there were only about 200 cottagers at the beach.

Washington Post, Washington, DC 24 Sept 1915

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