Hampton, NH Town Hall Fire, Mar 1949

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Town Hall In Hampton Razed by Fire

STATE AP NEWS

Hampton, March 19---The Hampton town hall, a 153-year-old structure, was destroyed early today by fire.

THE 2½ story wooden building on Beach rd originally was a Congregational church but has been used as the town hall since 1843.

Town records were in a fire proof vault but firemen were unable to reach them because of the intense heat. Only the outer walls were standing when the flames were brought under control.

[illegible] expressed the belief the fire started near a hot [illegible] furnace on the first floor. There was a dance in the hall last night.

[illegible] [illegible] planned to hold a special meeting to act in the [illegible].

Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH 19 Mar 1949