Franklin, MA Church Fire, Jun 1900
Franklin, Mass., June 27--St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the largest structures in town, was totally burned early last evening the vestments and service books alone being saved. The loss is estimated at $30,000, partially insured. The fire started in the front of the building near the door, but its origin is not known. The church has been closed since last February.
Pawtucket Times, Pawtucket, RI 28 Jun 1900