Fireplace story continues . . .

January 10, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
After our recent story on the fireplace decoration restoration by Barry Christensen we heard this from Niel Petersen, Tyler High School Class of 1956:
“My father, Harald A. Petersen, was school superintendent in Tyler from about 1931 through 1957. The fireplace idea was generated by him in the early 1930s, but he expected to use it only for a couple of years, building it from mostly scrap material…

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