Feds confirm chapel fire was arson

Feds confirm chapel fire was arson

There are 44 comments on the Evening Sun story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Feds confirm chapel fire was arson. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Federal investigators have confirmed it was an arson fire that burned to the ground the controversial Civil War Chapel in Gettysburg and damaged three neighboring buildings.

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what town you livin in

New Bloomfield, PA

#42 Dec 10, 2010
PatriotPatty wrote:
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There is another neighborhood in Gettysburg which has houses not in the best condition. Some residents are low income, some are renters. People call those buildings eyesores. Compared to the bunting and clutter and the hodgepodge building of the chapel, those houses look fine. The chapel was a thrown together mess from the onset. It was an eyesore.
That's why the Chamber of Commerce gave it a beautification award just this past year right? Quite a difference from that "other" neighborhood you speak of.

Washington, DC

#43 Dec 10, 2010
what town you livin in wrote:
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That's why the Chamber of Commerce gave it a beautification award just this past year right? Quite a difference from that "other" neighborhood you speak of.
The Chamber of Commerce would give a beautification award to a bed of flowers if it occupied an otherwise vacant lot on a main street in Gettysburg. It wasn't the chapel that was beautiful - because it was an eyesore - but the fact that the lot wasn't empty that the Chamber liked.

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#44 Dec 10, 2010
I'm still curious as to what constitutes an eyesore.
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#45 Dec 10, 2010
Activated by Scorpio Moon wrote:
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I wouldn't blame that sentiment on NCG. Locals vs. Tourists is an age old battle anywhere tourists go. Either you respect where you go, and the people there, or you don't. Not everyone does, so I understand why there's hostility sometimes.
There are folks on both sides who only serve to antagonize the other side, that's a way of life with any issue.
I like you, live in a tourist town,as well as my hometown Bethlehem, the Christmas city. There are jeers and cheers amongst the local folks here also. But whenever we venture into a new town, we must remember we are their guests. Respect of their town and our polite manners will make the visit pleasurable. HAPPY TRAILS

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