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Fire Destroys 140-Year-Old Baltimore Church

Posted on: July 12th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

Steeple in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon (BACVA)Lightning struck the steeple of a 140-year-old church in Baltimore on Monday, setting off a five-alarm fire. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze, which destroyed the First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church.

"There were several staff members, including Bishop Brown, in the … administration building when the lightning struck, and victoriously, no one was injured in the evacuation," according to the church's Web site.

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Yacht Restoration School Embarks on 1831 Mill Project

Posted on: July 10th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

The Aquidneck Mill building was a steam-powered cotton manufacturing company. (Jay Picotte, International Yacht Restoration School)There's more to Newport, R.I., than its mansions.

A yacht-building school in Newport, R.I., plans to restore an 1831 National Register-listed mill on the city's developed waterfront.

n Thursday, the International Yacht Restoration School plans to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $7.5 million restoration of the 30,000-square-foot Aquidneck Mill Building, a steam-powered mill with green-granite walls.

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