Altoona, PA Lyric Theatre Burns, Feb 1907
ALTOONA THEATRE BURNED
THE LYRIC DESTROYED BY FIRE WHICH STARTED ON THE STAGE.
Altoona, Pa., Feb. 25. -- The Lyric, conducted as KEOTH'S vaudeville theatre, was burned. Nothing but the bare walls are left. Loss about $90,000. The fire is supposed to have been caused by cross electric wires on the stage.
The house was opened last November by Manager L. B. COOL, who places his loss at $20,000. The building was owned by LOUIS PLACK, of this city, and his loss is $50,000. Ex-Congressman J. D. HICKS and D. J. NEFF, whose law offices were in the building, lost $10,000 and their office furniture and law library. Several other occupants of the building lost heavily. The insurance is only partial.
While running to the fire WILLIAM W. REDDING, of Dixon, Ill., a visitor to the city, was stricken with paralysis, and is now dying at the Altoona hospital.
The News Frederick Maryland 1907-02-25