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Salisbury, PA Loss By Fire Of Portion Of Town, Sep 1924

Fire Damage In Town


Special to The Courier.
Meyersdale, Sept. 18. -- The town of Salisbury, Somerset county, was visited by fire which caused about $75,000 damage Tuesday. The town has no water system and the big engines that were brought from neighboring towns in response to the call for aid could not be used. Chemicals provided the chief element in combatting the flames and finally to prevent the spread the Hay Hotel was dynamited. At this point the fire was checked.
The fire broke out about 3 o'clock in FRANK KIEFER'S store. It wiped out the east side of Grant street, the main thoroughfare between Union and Fourth streets. This is the very center of the town. The buildings destroyed include the Vlaley or Loechel House, the principal hotel, the Hay Opera House, Hay Hall, both two story frame structures with the stores underneath and the Hay Hotel which was dynamited. The flames jumped across the street and destroyed the McKinley building, a two-story frame structure, the first floor of which was occupied by C. D. WAGNER'S grocery store and the second by lodge rooms.

The Daily Courier Connellsville Pennsylvania 1924-09-18

article | by Dr. Radut