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•100 Years Ago - April, 1909•

Store and apartment house destroyed

Sanford Young's two-story store building and apartment house on River St., Lewisville section, Warrensburgh, was destroyed by fire March 19, 1909 and although the shell is left standing it is no longer of any value. The property was valued at about $3,000 and the loss is half covered by $1,500 insurance.

There were two stores in the building, one of which was occupied by Frank E. White as a meat market and the other by A.J. Bossom & Brother, upholsterers. Mr. White saved all of his stock and most of his fixtures and estimates his loss at $100. The Bossom brothers lost everything, stock, tools and also furniture owned by townspeople which were undergoing repairs.

(Note...Frank E. White later bought the property from Sanford Young and planned to erect a new building on the foundation of the ruined structure. The former Young home is today at 137 River Street, known locally as "Under the Elms," once the home of the late Elwin Swinton. I am not sure just where the burned building was located).

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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