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Germantown Community Center Fire - January 11, 1928
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Description: A fire gutted the Germantown Community Centre, located at Haines and Morton Streets in the Little Italy section of Germantown, in northwest Philadelphia, PA. The story made the front page of Philadelphia newspapers for days. During evacuation efforts, six girls became trapped on a metal balcony on the third-floor of the building which was enclosed by wire mesh which, incidentally, was put there to keep the children from falling into the street. Firefighters scrambled to cut the wire, but by the time they did the girls were overcome with smoke and suffered severe burns over more than half of their bodies.
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Bressi, Sylvia 5993846
b. 1918 d. Jan. 13, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Di Pompeo, Genevieve 5993825
b. 1915 d. Jan. 11, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Di Tomasso, Mary 5993837
b. Apr. 19, 1919 d. Jan. 12, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dima, Mary 5993802
b. 1919 d. Jan. 12, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Pifani, Frances 5993776
b. 1919 d. Jan. 11, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Visco, Ida 5993830
b. 1917 d. Jan. 11, 1928
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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