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Waldo Street fire, Rumford, 1923

Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Waldo Street fire, Rumford, 1923

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A crowd watches a fire burn a significant part of Waldo Street on August 2, 1923. The result of the blaze: a loss of three restaurants, 12 stores, a garage, a bakery, three barber shops, the Majestic Theater, three pool halls, a 30-bed rooming house, a harness shop, sheds and storerooms, and at least 77 tenements.

Prior to the fire, Waldo Street in Rumford was a bustling residential and secondary business district for the town.

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  • Title: Waldo Street fire, Rumford, 1923
  • Creation Date: 1923-08-23
  • Subject Date: 1923-08-02
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 364-2540

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