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Uniontown, PA Destructive Fire, July 1943


Uniontown, Pa., July 1 (AP) -- An early morning fire destroyed two buildings, causing damage unofficially estimated at more than $50,000 and injury of three persons here today.

The three-story, 80-room Lafayette hotel and the four-story KAUFMAN department store, both brick structures, were almost completely destroyed. KAUFMAN'S is the second largest store in the city.
On its ground floor, the hotel building housed a tavern and four stores, all of which were burned out.
MRS. MAE KELLY suffered a possible fracture of the skull when she tripped and fell backward while police lines were being stretched. Two firemen were overcome by smoke.

The Daily Mail Hagerstown Maryland 1943-07-01

article | by Dr. Radut