Doylestown, PA Fire, Dec 1913


Three Large Buildings Burned in Blaze of Unknown Origin – Flames Menaced Whole Town

Special to the Times.
DOYLESTOWN, Dec. 24. – Fire destroyed a block of valuable property here this morning when buildings on Ashland Street, between Clinton and Main Streets, burned to the ground. How the blaze started has not been determined.

Two men were injured. E. A. WESTON, a member of the Willow Grove Fire Department, which responded to a general alarm, sustained serious lacerations when thrown from his truck, and CLARENCE BARRETT, son of one of the losers, sprained his leg while carrying out goods from the burning store.

The buildings destroyed were: Dolton Agriculture Works, valued at $75,000; JAMES BARRETT’S hardware store, and the livery stables of JOSEPH H. RHOADS. The total loss is estimated at $100,000 or more. Twelve suburban fire companies fought the flames and it was thought for a time that the whole town would be swept.

Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 24 Dec 1913