Snyder County fire destroys Davy Jones landmark

Lori Karchner
Lori Karchner

BEAVERTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – An early morning fire in Snyder County destroyed an old church that was intended to be a museum honoring the late singer Davy Jones.

According to Snyder County 911, fire crews responded to a fire at 2 a.m. on North Orange Street in Beavertown. The blaze destroyed the former Beaver Lutheran Church.

Dispatchers said crews were still on the scene two hours after the fire was under control. There were no injuries reported. The cause is not known.

The landmark was purchased by a fan of the Monkees lead singer who died in 2012. Jones had lived in the Snyder County community for more than 20 years and had originally bought the church with plans to renovate it.

The church building, built in 1880, was one of the oldest structures in the Snyder County community.

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