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Brownsville, PA Fire, Feb 1922

BROWNSVILLE SUFFERS LOSS OF OVER $300,000

Fire Last Evening Followed by More Disastrous One Today.

SEVERAL BUILDINGS BURN

Fire which last evening damaged the store of Harry Levy in the Sharpnack building at Brownsville, broke out again this morning at 5 o’clock and destroyed a number of buildings, causing loss estimated at over $300,000. The losses included:

Harry Levy building, three stories, $100,000, about half covered by insurance.

Sharpnack & Connelly building, three stories, $125,000: insurance, $100,000.

Wolfe & Paul building, three stories and hardware stock, loss $65,000, $35,000 insurance.

Harry Levy stock, $45,000, insurance $30,000.

Murphy’s five and ten cent store $2,000.

Sharpnack & Connelly’s stock of furniture $20,000, with $10,000 insurance

The fire this morning brokeout in an upper floor of the Sharpnack & Connelly building, which seemed to be a mass of flames when discovered by the watchman.

Levy occupied a part of the Sharpnack building in addition to his own. The fire last evening was in his own building.

Mr. Sharpnack and Mr. Connelly are in the South. Their sons have been in charge of the business.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA 22 Feb 1922

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HEAVY FIRE LOSS AT BROWNSVILLE

Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 22. – Fire which threatened destruction of the Lewis Building last night broke out again today and spread to two adjoining buildings causing a loss of $50,000. One fireman, William Herbertson, was overcome by smoke.

Clearfield Progress, Clearfield, PA 22 Feb 1922

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