Hardwick, MA House and Barn Fire, Sept 1852
Fire The House and Barn owned by Lorin Shaw in the south part of Hardwick, was totally destroyed by fire on Saturday, Aug. 28th. The House was occupied by two families, both of which lost nearly all their furniture, clothing, &c., and about 4 tons of hay in the Barn. Mr. Shawa loss is about $1400, partly insured. The fire originated in the upper part of the House, cause unknown.
Barre Gazette, Barre, MA 10 Sept 1852