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Hometown Fire in Mount Holly, New Jersey
Friday, October 17, 2003
I grew up in a Southern New Jersey town named Mount Holly. Although
close to Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, it had a small-town feel to
it. I left to go to Berklee in 1976, which ended up being the last time I
would live there except for the summers between the first three years.
More recently, one of my old friends from the neighborhood, Michael
Hastings, contacted me through my website. We have continued to
correspond, often regarding humorous literature. Recently he forwarded
some photographs taken by Kathleen Hastings of a fire and it's
results in the center of the downtown area.
The text is from the photographer. [click thumbnail for full-sized
those of you familiar with town, it was in the former Goldy's Pharmacy,
smack-dab in the center of town (where High, Mill and Washington Sts
meet). The first picture was taken from White Street, just down
from Robin's Nest.
is the view from halfway down High St.
is across the creek, shooting across Washington St., from the back yard of
the Christmas shop.
7:30 Sat. AM, it was still smoking. I was able to get a little closer for
link to newspaper article:
link to tv
pictures that I took on Mon.
was taken from standing next to LaVita's Pizza--next door to where Goldy's
was. The basement is now filled in. The only thing standing is the back
wall. You can see Robin's Nest Cafe across the street
was taken from the opposite corner, on Mill St., looking down Washington.
You can see the roof of the fire house on the left.
was taken on High St., looking down the street. In the foreground is
Sylken (my Honda)
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