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Fire destroys Winnsboro's historic Thespian Hall; firefighter injured

Jan 23, 2011 6:59:00 PM - thestate.com
A Winnsboro volunteer firefighter broke his leg during an epic four-hour battle Sunday to extinguish a blaze that destroyed the 175-plus year-old Thespian Hall downtown.

The two-story brick Thespian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which cites structures and sites as having historical, architectural and cultural significance. “Thespian” is a Greek word meaning “pertaining to the dramatic arts.”

The building was occupied by a restaurant on the ground floor and storage rooms on the second floor.

The fire was reported by a passer-by around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Officials are investigating the cause, Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Maj. William Gonzalez said.