Aftermath of Hotel Manchester Acetylene Gas Explosion

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The aftermath of the Manchester Hotel acetylene gas explosion, March 1916. The explosion occurred after the proprietor, Mr. O.M. Winslow, lit a match while inspecting the faulty gas lighting. He suffered the only injury in the disaster; a broken leg. It was located on the northeast corner of Manitou and Ridge Roads. There is a Doan Auto Sales lot on this corner as of the 2010's. After the explosion, the rebuilt hotel was used as rooming house until the mid 20th century.
Location:Greece, New York
Date:1916
Source:Office of the Town Historian
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Date Added:May 17, 2019
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