January 14, 1910 Farmington News Article Covering Devastating Barker Block Fire

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January 14, 1910 Farmington News Article Covering Devastating Barker Block Fire

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Farmington News article covering the the fire at the Barker Block at Main and Central Streets. The early morning fire started around 1am and spread quickly. The wreckage at the Barker Block was enormous. The 1910 fire destroyed the Barker Block as well as the adjoining E. T. Wilson Block. The W.F. Thayer Block and Hussey Block were also severely damaged. A grocery, millinery store, clothing store, hardware store, the American express office, as well as one law office were destroyed. The First Congregational Church nearby and was largely undamaged, with the exception of the leaded glass windows which were somewhat damaged. Property loss was estimated at $75,000, making it the worst disaster in thirty-five years at the time. The J.F Hall building, Odd Fellows Block, the Fernald building , and Small Block, nearby, were all saved by fireman dousing the buildings consistently to prevent spreading of the fire.

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FHS-Kyle Leach

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Farmington News

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Farmington News

Date

1910

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1910

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Farmington News, “January 14, 1910 Farmington News Article Covering Devastating Barker Block Fire,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed February 8, 2023, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/639.

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