1952Riverdale United Methodist Church was destroyed by a fire.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, Fires, Religion

Gloucester Daily Times. “Clouds of Smoke Pour From Burning Riverdale Church.” January 31, 1952. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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The fire was believed to have started from an oil heater under the altar and was well underway when discovered in the early morning. The Paul Revere bell, which was a threat to the fire personnel battling the blaze, managed to be saved.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Clouds of Smoke Pour From Burning Riverdale Church." January 31, 1952. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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