Elba: Fire destroys the storied Stumblin' Inn, a community landmark since the 19th century

  • Source: The Batavian
  • Published: 07/09/2018 12:00 AM

Over the decades, many local residents enjoyed their first beer at the Stumblin' Inn in the Village of Elba, and some also drank their last there, noted Chuck Hoover, who drank his first beer there when he turned 18 (the legal drinking age then). Today, the bar, former hotel (built in 1875), live music venue, and community hub was destroyed by fire. "At about 9 a.m. we were dispatched for fire on the outside of the building, a couple minutes later when we arrived there were flames coming from the north-northeast side, coming out of two bottom windows, and one window on top," said Elba Fire Chief Mike Heale, adding that they are investigating whether the blaze began inside or outside. The fire quickly went to a second, third and possibly fourth alarm, Heale said.


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