Allentown, PA School Fire, Mar 1909

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL BURNS

Stubborn Fire Damages Building to Extent of $20,000

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 3. - The Tenth Ward School House was damaged to the extent of $20,000 by a fire discovered at 3 o'clock this morning, starting probably from a defective or and overheated flue. The entire west wing was destroyed. The remainder owas saved by a fire wall built after the fire in the same building of August 9, 1904.

Thirteen classes with 650 pupils, are located in the building. The firemen worked five hours to keep the flames confined to the section where they started.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 3 Mar 1909