Fire Destroys Home

There are 4 comments on the WLYH story from Jan 2, 2006, titled Fire Destroys Home. In it, WLYH reports that:

Despite the efforts of several dozen firefighters, a home in Cumberland County was destroyed in a fire this morning.

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rob60

Since: Jan 06

New Kensington, PA

#1 Jan 3, 2006
The home was built to be a family home and ski lodge, later became a Bed & Breakfast named "The Quaint Occasion" and lastly purchased by the Lentz's as a family residence.
lkc

Since: Jan 06

Hancocks Bridge, NJ

#2 Jan 4, 2006
The home was originally built in 1973 by John & Iris McCrea, having such a large structure in the area, it was dubbed the McCrea Mansion, and then later as many people had refered to it just the mansion. John, from the information provided by neighbors and family members passed away of a heart attack the week they were moving in. Iris then lived there for 17 years with her companion Elam until the home was then sold to a state run facility from Blue Bell, PA to become a childrens home, the home was deemed too inaccessible for the services needed for the children and was sold on August 28th, 1993 to Robert & Lauri Crochunis, Lauri had previously owned the Quaint Occasion Herbs Spices Scents & Gifts in Shermansdale, Perry Co. The township fathered in the intent to do a B&B, which remained operable seasonably until 1998. It saw the beginning of "Original Buffalo Boneware (c)", Ms. Crochunis used a great deal of gathered plant material in her artwork, as she is a Native American Artist. After a court battle, Mr. Crochunis retained title to the property to which he apparently sold. The property was a historic landmark. There is even a story (if one is inclined to check it out) that a massacre occured accross the property in the early 1900's, it dealt with the Native American settler population that resulted from relatives to the children of the Carlisle Indian School. This information is to be housed in a local church, actually I was told the very older man who retained the information took it from the church and it was actually in his attic.
know1

Carlisle, PA

#3 Jun 23, 2010
aunt lauri described her nightmares about native americans shortly after purchasing her dream bed and breakfast. then she seemed to transition into one herself. strange what that place did to them.
Eric

Lansdale, PA

#4 Mar 17, 2011
know1 wrote:
aunt lauri described her nightmares about native americans shortly after purchasing her dream bed and breakfast. then she seemed to transition into one herself. strange what that place did to them.
Yes, I agree. I met Lauri in 2007, she is a beautiful woman, warm and caring...but something was amiss...She was telling me about the house she owed, showed me pictures...I did not pay attention at the time...now I understand. Send my best to Lauri. Eric

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