New Herald 6/6/1946 Part 2
MUSIC TEMPLE AT LAKE PARK DSTROYED BY FIRE (Continued from Page 1.) the toack kitchen part of the big building for awhile. Sjiectabirs made a wide-swinging wide-swinging wide-swinging semi-circle semi-circle semi-circle amottnd the blazing structure. structure. An estimated 400 to 500 automobiles automobiles wore parked along the nearby highway. The big temple, once crowd-packed crowd-packed crowd-packed for music and operating evnts. has been used only for storage In recent years, park authorities said tney naa plumbing features and other equipment odds and ends in the locked, unoccupied building. P.en Se'hoff, toat concession oiierator. had several small motorboats stored, there. Scores of picnic tables were taken from winter storage a month ngo. Lee Hess Barnes, who conducted the gala musical festivals there starting in the late lOOO's, estimated its original cost at around $90:0O0. It's loss today was estimated at $50,000. R. M- M- Fisher, chief of Conneaut Lake Park police, caid the cause of the blaze was completely unknown. If -was not wired with electricity, he said. Prior to tlie summer season tlie park authorities had repaired the big temple's roof.