Old News – Fire Bugs Sentenced

These boys were lucky to get away from a charge of setting a fire with only a sentence of probation. If you look at the ad, you would think that the movie serial was named “In Underground Paris” but it is really named “The Purple Mask.” It was a 16 part serial that would get …

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Old News – Fire in Brockport

A big fire in Brockport destroyed much of one of the blocks in the Village in early 1917. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, Jan. 4, 1917 BENEDICT BLOCK AGAIN ON FIRE. Friday morning about eight o’clock when Joseph Ryan, clerk of the Gordon shoe store opened up for the day he detected a strong odor of …

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Old News – Church Fire

The original East Penfield Baptist Church was of brick. After the fire described in this 1916 newspaper article, they rebuilt but that church was made of wood. The picture is an old photo of the church after 1916. The church still looks the same except that there is a large steeple added at an unknown …

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Old News – Fire Dept.

This article tells that one of the four fire companies in the Village of Brockport is to get a motorized fire truck. The motor, frame and cab of the truck is to be built by the Selden Truck Co. Then the back part of the truck will be equipped by a company from Utica. See …

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Old News – School Fire

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 9, 1916 PITTSFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED Building and Contents a Total Loss — Origin of Fire Unknown — Loss of Many Thousand Dollars. Pittsford was visited by a fierce conflagration between 2 and 3 o’clock Saturday morning, which destroyed the fine High school building. The fire was well …

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