Hazard Created in Germania Block

by Laurel | November 10th, 2014

04 August 1956

Germania Block Hazard1956

Germania Block Hazard

Children playing in the unoccupied tenements of the Germania Block on Park Street, between Jackson and South Canal Streets, are creating a serious hazard, fire officials disclosed Friday evening after extinguishing a fire in a first floor tenement. Doors and windows of the place have been broken and youngsters are suspected of entering the tenement last evening and setting a fire in an old couch. The fire had gained considerable headway throughout the room when the fire apparatus arrived in response to a telephone alarm. Pictured is the ruins of the couch which was tossed onto the sidewalk through a window on the Jackson Street side of the building.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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