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.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live