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This Day In Norwood History-June 9, 1942-S25,000 Fire at Roll Land in Norwood

The original Roll Land building (Colorized by the Norwood Historical Society)
The original building (Colorized by the )


, June 9, —A stubborn three-hour general alarm blaze caused $25,000 damage to , a combination roller rink land alley on the to Providence , early today.

The blaze was discovered by a watchman of a new defense plant being constructed nearby, shortly after 4 o’clock this morning. All available units of the Norwood Department were called out to the blaze which badly damaged the rink on the first floor of the wooden building. The , in the basement of the building. suffered considerable damage.

Firemen were forced to lay hose across the highway and police rerouted early morning traffic at Walpole and . The building is owned by the Bros.


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Tue, Jun 9, 1942 – 7 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

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