Girard, PA Novelty Works Fire, Jun 1894
Fire Destroys the Ely Novelty Works.
Erie, July 28. – The Ely Novelty Works, situated in Girard, this county, was entirely destroyed this afternoon by fire. The absence of any kind of protection against fire, except a cistern, almost caused the entire destruction of the town. The loss is estimated at about $25,000, and upon that there was insurance of about $4,000.
The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jun 1894