Business Area of Sound View Damaged
Shore front property in Eastern Connecticut suffered its second serious loss of the present year when fire broke out in a new moving picture theatre at Sound View, near Niantic, Conn., and before it was extinguished by firemen of the Old Lyme and Niantic Departments, had consumed a large portion of the thickly settled part of that community. Sound View is a community of summer homes located in one of the most beautiful sections of waterfront along the Eastern shore of Long Island Sound.
Included in the structures destroyed were the movie house and dance hall adjoining three stores and four cottages. In most of the buildings the entire contents were destroyed and the flames spread so rapidly there was no time to remove furnishings or stock. Three members of the Niantic Volunteer Fire Department were injured during the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Damage was estimated at $50,000.