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Picturing The Past Large Brevard Home Lost To Fire

 

Last updated 9/8/2021 at 12:23pm

On Aug. 5, 1914, Mr. J.A. Miller's property on North Country Club Road, and home to Mr. E.F. Moffitt and 36 boarders, went up in flames.

On Aug. 5, 1914, one of Brevard's largest and finest homes went up in flames. The house was located on what is today North Country Club Road, somewhere between Gillespie Circle and Gallimore Road. The house belonged to Mr. J.A. Miller and was occupied by Mr. E.F. Moffitt and 36 boarders. Reportedly, the fire started early in the morning and originated in the third floor attic, which was located over the kitchen. The cause of the fire is unknown and was a matter of speculation at the time. Some thought it could have been caused by a defect in the electrical wiring in the attic; others pointe...



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