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This Day in Carlisle History
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

On this date in 1951, the Calvary Methodist Church located at the corner of Southeast Front and Franklin Streets was destroyed by fire. Fire Companies from as far north to Dover and as far south to Georgetown. The Robbins Hose Company (Dover Fire Department) responded to the scene with their aerial truck. At the time of this fire, Dover was the only fire company south of the C&D (Chesapeake & Delaware Canal with an aerial device. The building was a total loss. The church was rebuilt on the same location four years later and today is known as the Calvary United Methodist Church.


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