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Destruction of a Picturesque Swiss Town.

Issue 21 and Volume 1891 10.

Destruction of a Picturesque Swiss Town. The town of Meiringen, in Switzerland, was destroyed by fire not long ago, for the second time within a few years. Many of our older readers, says The American Architect, will remember the curious wooden village, of one street, with the huge, projecting gables of the houses nearly meeting overhead, and a cascade closing the vista under them, which lay, rather out of the way of tourists, to the right of the Brunig route from Interlaken to Lucerne. In 1879 this wooden village was completely swept away by a fire, and for a time it was doubtful whether it would lie rebuilt, but the extraordinary prosperity which has reigned in Switzerland for some years past seems to have come in time to save it. and it was restored, but in more substantial materials, stone being generally used for walls in place of planks. Quite…

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