27 April 2015

On This Day: Belleville Opera House destroyed


The Belleville Opera House was destroyed by fire On This Day in 1880. The opera house is located in Bellville, Ontario. The loss was estimated at $15,000 at that time. There had been a performance just two hours before the fire broke out. 

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 27 April 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library 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.