Fire Damages Landmark Moller Organ Factory In Md.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Investigators in Hagerstown are looking for the cause of a fire at a landmark factory building that once housed the world’s largest pipe organ manufacturer.

The former M.P. Moller Pipe Organ factory was damaged by a stubborn blaze Thursday evening.

There’s been no official ruling on the cause, but the owner of a business in the building says the fire started in a spray-painting booth.

The factory dates to 1895. It features a three-story assembly room with windows that enabled people passing by to see the huge organs being built.

The building is now occupied by Eastern Organ Pipes, a small business with just seven workers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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