29 March 2015

On This Day: Stable burned

A stable, belonging to the widow Mrs. Catherine Doerr, was destroyed by fire, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880. The framed stable was likely started by someone familiar with the premises, according to the report. The building was entirely destroyed; however, a horse and two hogs were saved. The building, located in the rear of Doerr’s house at 532 Manor Street, was relatively new and was in fact insured for $200 with the Lycoming Company. 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 29 March 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.