Multiple-alarm fire at 193 Central Ave. destroys historic building

Formerly a social club filled with the memories of residents' wedding receptions, then The Milton Club and up until the March 22/2 fire, a planned-for preschool with renovations underway at the light green shingled building at 193 Central Ave. in Milton.

Milton Fire Department officials say the building is a complete loss.

(Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)

Only the charred remains and three chimneys remained standing of the former and historic Hoosic Club on March 23 after a fire destroyed the Central Avenue landmark where 100 years of weddings, parties, and town functions were held.

The club, which most recently operated as The Milton Club burned to the ground in a three-alarm fire that started at about 1:28 a.m., March 23, according to Milton Fire Chief Chris Madden. The club was located at 193 Central Ave.

He said the large wooden building that was under construction to become a branch of the Goddard School early learning center was unoccupied and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

“This is a huge loss to the community,” Madden said.

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