Part II of the May 3rd, 1957 Blaze.

Gerry Germaine’s second part of his piece about the Blaze that destroyed the Holland Inn back in 1957. His piece features photographs never publishe before! Read more»

Posted on 14 Aug 2010, 21:25 - Category: Local History
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Posted on 13 Aug 2010, 24:04 by thank you
Gerry I just wanted to thank you for taking the time and effort to tell us a bit of history of Holland.

Posted on 14 Aug 2010, 22:38 by Skipper
snow on the ground?
If the blaze took place on May 3rd, 1957 and the HFD burned the Inn to the ground thereafter, when did that happen? Did it happen in the following winter?
Just curious as there is snow on the ground in the pictures.
Does anyone know?

Posted on 21 Aug 2010, 21:52 by Gerry Germaine
Snow at the May Fire?
I spoke to then Assistant Chief Robbie Piazzo. His recollection is that the Holland Fire Dept. burned what remained from the initial fire on May 3rd 1957 in the early winter of 1958. He said that the building stood for about a year to go through the insurance process and to salvage parts of the building.
He didnt recall the exact date but I hope this helps.

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