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Menace of the Wooden Shingle
The Menace of the Wooden Shingle
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 Scan of photograph published in "The Menace of the Wooden Shingle," in The American City magazine of five-alarm fire in "Three-decker" section of Dorchester, July 4, 1913. So I guess we now know why asbestos shingles and aluminum siding became popular. The Christian Science Monitor reported that six houses were burned and other residences to the extent of $35,000 as the result of the fire which burned in Leory and Josephine Streets. The fire was said to have started from the exploding of a firecracker under a piazza.

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Created: April 27, 2011   Modified: April 27, 2011