Stanbridge, QB Fire, Apr 1889


ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 25.----Stanbridge, Providence of Quebec, just across the Canadian line, was visited by a disastrous fire about 2:30 o'clock this morning, resulting in the destruction of the Canadian Pacific Railway station, the freight house,, engine house, one engine, two passenger cars, and eight freight cars, most of which were loaded.

Seneger's large general store, two hotels, and several houses were also destroyed. The fire originated in the railroad woodshed, and as the village is without a fire department the buildings were at the mercy of the flames.

The loss is not definitely known, but will probably be about $25,000. Seneger's store was a new one, and was insured for $8,000. The insurance on both hotels is $7,000. An engine and hose carriage went from St. Albans to prevent the fire from spreading.

The New York Times, New York, NY 26 Apr 1889