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Picturing the Past: The Day Houston Furniture Nearly Went Up In Smoke


December 17, 2018

Flames shot from the front of Houston's Furniture on East Main Street as firefighters prepare to fight the early morning fire on Oct. 24, 1953. (Courtesy photo)

Over the last two weeks Picturing the Past has featured businesses that were located at 55 E. Main during a portion of their existence: B&B Feed & Seed from 1928-1940 and Grover's Office Supply from 1992-2005. Houston Furniture was located in the building from 1941-1990.

This week's featured photograph was taken on Saturday, Oct. 24, 1953.

A delivery man for the grocery store next door to Houston Furniture reported a fire at 7:15 that morning. Almost all the merchandise on the main floor was destroyed. However, thanks to the quick and efficient response of the Brevard Fire Departm...

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