South Orange, NJ College Fire, Mar 1909

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New York, March 29. -- For the third time in its history the main building of Seton Hall college, South Orange, N. J., was burned Sunday. The loss is $50,000.
Seton Hall college is the foremost training school for the Catholic priesthood in New Jersey. The seminary, the library, with 40,000 volumes, and other buildings were saved through the exertions of the students. The fire started in the locker room. It was discovered by Professor AUSTIN GIBBONS, who ran through the building and aroused the 150 sleeping students, all of whom escaped safely, and then helped to fight the flames.

Gettysburg Times Pennsylvania 1909-03-29

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