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Photo of the Day ~ People & Street Category ~ January 23, 2010

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Mansion House Burns
by Kathy DiPaolo (kmdipaolo) 
Pentax K10D
Alton, Illinois
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
Built in 1834, the Mansion House caught fire on January 14, 2010. It was a hospital at one time, where nuns cared for Confederate prisoners, also a convent and school, and lastly apartments. An Alton firefighter stands on the pumper truck as they attempt to extinquish the flames.

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Kathy Shogren commented on January 23, 2010 08:25:
Very striking image Kathy. It is always sad to see an old landmark destroyed in fire. Congrats on POTD!
ellen hodges commented on January 23, 2010 08:54:
Wonderful capture of a sad event, Kathy! didn't realize you were from Alton! Are the eagles coming in much?
ellen hodges commented on January 23, 2010 08:54:
Christine Czernin commented on January 23, 2010 09:24:
High impact capture with the story behind. Congratulation on this POTD, Kathy.
susie peek-swint commented on January 23, 2010 14:31:
Great street capture Kathy ~ what a pity to have this happen to a building with history .. many congrats on POTD!
Linn Smith commented on January 23, 2010 14:34:
Heavy drama captured with this grand old mansion on fire...sad to witness especially with its long history! Congratulations on your POTD!
Kathy DiPaolo commented on January 23, 2010 15:04:
Thanks for everyone's comments. We could see this from our front window, just a few houses down the street. Sadly, the demolition permit for the house was approved yesterday.
Julie Christiansen commented on January 24, 2010 13:45:
Congrats.........a fine photojournalism image.

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