Theophilus Gross Carriage Works Dover, PA 1870’s

AGE 33: 1870 CENSUS, DOVER BORO, PENNSYLVANIA.

AGE 33: 1870 CENSUS, DOVER BORO, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

A destructive fire occurred in Dover in March, 1844. Two houses, a tavern and a stable were destroyed on the Public Square. Soon after this event the town purchased the old engine from the Vigilant Fire Company of York. It is kept in an engine house on the square. The carriage shop of Theophilus Gross burned down about 1880. There being too small a supply of water in the vicinity, the engine could not be effectively used.

Now, the main building at 78 N Main Street, Dover PA is now listed as historically important by the Greater Dover Historical Society.

Click on the first thumbnail to open the 2013 photo gallery.  Enjoy!  ~P.

 

Comments

  1. David Corbin says:

    Theophilus Gross was my wife’s Great Great Grandfather. We hope to visit Dover this summer 2015!

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