Famous Inn Burns
The picturesque Spinning Wheel Inn at Redding, Conn., one of the best known eating places in Connecticut, burned to the ground on Sept. 27, as firemen from five towns, hampered by lack of water, were unable to control raging flames which destroyed the 200-year-old main building and its furnishings, causing damage estimated by fire officials at more than $75,000.
The fire w’as discovered by Mrs. Marcus Burr, who resides across the road from the inn, and a call for fire apparatus brought companies from Redding, West Redding, Bethel, Easton, Georgetown and Danbury. The fire was out of control when fire companies arrived, as flames quickly spread through the rambling structure.
Fire officials said the blaze apparently had started in or near one of the rear dining porches and spread toward the kitchen and main dining rooms, hire Chief Earle Sanford of Redding, in company with state police, are investigating the cause of the blaze.