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Engine-house in Worcester, Massachusetts demolished in a gas explosion

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01/01/1859
A gas leak caused a massive explosion in a two story engine-house on Pleasant Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. The building was completely destroyed and adjacent buildings, including a school-house, were badly damaged but no deaths or injuries resulted. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Franklin Pierce Rice, Worcester of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-eight: Fifty Years a City : a Graphic Representation of Its Institutions, Industries, and Leaders (Worcester, MA: F.S. Blanchard and Company, 1899), 31.

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