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SOUTH CHURCH IN NEW BRITAIN, CONN., SUFFERS $105,000 DAMAGE

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

SOUTH CHURCH IN NEW BRITAIN, CONN., SUFFERS $105,000 DAMAGE Mammouth Pipe Organ Recently Repaired Damaged—Origin of Fire Undertemined— Chief William Noble Injures Knee in Debris FIRE of undetermined origin caused damage estimated at $105,000 in the South Church, New Britain, Conn., and injured two men. The building superintendent was making an inspection to see if everything was all right for Sunday services, the following day. He heard a roar. Rushing to the front part, he found the structure filled with smoke. Soon the organ loft became a roaring furnace. Flames later swept beyond the pulpit and did damage to the auditorium. Lumber, wooden partitions and feather beds stored in the basement, gave forth vast clouds of smoke. Courtesy, New Britain Herald The organ loft was four stories high with a motor room in the basement. It ended in a blind attic under the roof. The organ consisted of about four…

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