Page 12B - Some photos from our community in 2022
 

 
2020 - A fire burns older Ellsworth home at 1531 Dayton Street.

First, see an older photo of that home at 1531 Dayton Street on a snowy day.

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        This Ellsworth home located at 1531 Dayton Street (constructed in 1895 on Lots 1&2 of Block 5) was sold in 1975 by Tida Thompson to the new owners Alan and Gina Spohnheimer.  The document seen below was published in the Daily Freeman Journal on September 10, 1975.

After living in and owning the home for 46 years, the Spohnheimers sold the home in October of 2019.

Although the house lasted for over 120 years with the color white,
the home had been painted the color blue two years before the following event.
You can see at the right, the back and the spire of the Ellsworth United Methodist Church.

Now below you see that same home the morning after an accidental fire burned it at 2:30AM on June 20, 2022.

Three fire departments responded in the early morning.  This page of photos will show the aftermath.

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These photos show the East side which faced Dayton Street.

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The next photos go around the home's South side.

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Evidently, the fire began in the early morning on the front porch located at the East end.
The burn marks remaining from the heat and smoke show the wind had blown from the East.

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An older photo follows.

This photo shows the Southwest side as it had looked in 1979.

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The West side

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Most of the West end of the home was untouched by the flames.

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These photos are going around to the North side.

An older photo follows.

This July, 1979 photo of the North side shows Mr. Bruner and Alan Spohnheimer
getting the old truck prepared for the next year's Ellsworth Centennial Parade.

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The North side dining room window is seen at the left and the kitchen windows is at right.

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The remains of the furnace are seen in this photo taken through the dining room window.

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This shows the Northeast corner of the burned home.

The next photo shows the heat damaged vinyl siding on the home just south of the fire.

This next and final photo shows the nine year-old Ellsworth home at 1531 Dayton Street in 1904.
This 1904 photo was taken from the belfry of the Lutheran Church.


(View this early aerial view of Ellsworth and read the description on Page D.)
After this home provided living quarters in Ellsworth for 127 years, 
only memories of this home at 1531 Dayton Street remain.



 

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