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Amsterdam, N.Y., Friday, May 27, 1932

 

AURIESVILLE LANDMARK DESTROYED BY FLAMES

Tavern, Erected in Colonial Days at Which Washington and Lafayette Are Said to Have Stopped, Burned This Afternoon-Store of George Hess Also Total Loss.

The old Woolover Tavern, with original construction dating back to Colonial days and more recently known as the Auriesville Community Club, was destroyed by fire early this afternoon.  The original building, which was twice remodeled, in 1798 and in 1925, was a valley landmark and during the days when it was a famous hostelry is said to have sheltered many noted men, including Washington on his historic trip through the valley, and Lafayette.  Another building on the property, a barn, was also destroyed.  The loss is partly covered by insurance, it was said by an officer of the Auriesville Community club.

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