Monday, January 14, 2013

Sanner Office Supply Fire 1949 Erie PA

Dispatch photo contributed by Evelyn Konzel Cage.
Sanner Office Supply Company lost all of its inventory in a destructive fire on April 29, 1949. Sanner's was located at 1119 Peach Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The loss was estimated at $100,000 for all of the paper, office furniture and general school and office supplies that were destroyed. Sanner later moved to State St. when this building was demolished.

Other occupants of the building included the Pythian Temple, the Erie Construction Council, the Business Service Employees Union, Specialized Roofing Services and the Lester Zook Insurance Agency.

Residents of the Erie City Mission, which was located next door to the left of the Pythian building, were evacuated when the alarm sounded just before five a.m. It was reported that the Mission had fire and water damage, with three feet of water in the basement. The Erie City Mission later moved to French Street in Erie, PA.

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