Cumberland, MD Buildings Destroyed By Fire, Mar 1910

After the fire Working the Blaze Ruins Looking down at fire ruins City Hall and Academy of Music, photo from wikipedia.org Rebuilt City Hall, 1911-1912

CUMBERLAND'S $200,000 FIRE.

CITY HALL, CONTAINING MARKETS, MASONIC AND ODD FELLOWS HALL, DESTROYED.

Cumberland, Md., March 15. -- The Cumberland city hall, which also contained the Academy of Music, the Masonic and Odd Fellows hall and the city market, was burned, entailing a loss of about $200,000, partly covered by insurance.
Many of the city records were destroyed. Several buildings in the neighborhood caught fire, but were not seriously damaged. The origin of the fire is unknown.

Tyrone Daily Herald Pennsylvania 1910-03-15

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Cumberland City Hall

For those of you who have never been inside this Building. Its worth stopping and taking a look at. You can walk around the second floor , Its all open, Anyway that is my 2 cents.
Joe in Florida

City Hall & Academy of Music Fire

The Academy of Music was ultimately destroyed by fire on March 14, 1910. The remaining structure was razed and construction of a smaller replacement city hall was built during 1911-1912 at a cost of $87,000 (approximately 1.8 million dollars in 2006 dollars). The replacement city hall stands upon the site of the old City Hall and Academy of Music.

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