Wilmington, MA Passenger Station Fire, Nov 1890

At Wilmington

An old landmark on this Lowell Divisions of the Boston and Maine Railroad at Wilmington was burned Wednesday afternoon. It was the wooden building formerly occupied below as the railroad passenger station and at this time as a freight station. Four French families occupied tenements in the upper part, but their household effects were mostly saved. The building was about 100 years old and was owned by the Boston and Maine road. Buildings on the opposite side of the street, owned by Mrs. Joseph Amos caught fire on the roofs a number of times, and, as Wilmington has no Fire Department, matters looked serious and aid was sent for from Woburn and the steamer and hose carriage responded. Loss on the building was about $1500: insured.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 6 Nov 1890