Deposit, NY Hotel's, Opera House Fire, Mar 1903

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FIRE DID $50,000 DAMAGE.

HOTEL, OPERA HOUSE, AND OTHER STRUCTURES BURNED IN DEPOSIT, N. Y.

Special to The New York Times.
Deposit, N. Y., March 14. -- A disastrous fire started in the Oquaga House here at 4:20 o'clock this morning and destroyed property to the value of $50,000. The first to go was the hotel itself. Then the flames communicated to the Stone Opera House, which adjoins it, and to the buildings occupied by BECK'S cigar factory and the Central House, another big hotel.
The VAIL residence, east of the Oquaga House, was damaged and A. G. LOOMIS'S livery stables were on fire several times, MRS. JAMES THOMPSON, an invalid, who has been boarding at the hotel for years, and an aged couple were rescued by the firemen with much difficulty. CHARLES CURRIAN, the clerk, had a narrow escape. EDWARD REAGAN, a fireman on the Delaware Division of the Erie, jumped from a third-story window, but suffered no serious injury.
The Oquaga House was erected in 1850, and was well known by the traveling public.
The origin of the fire is unknown, and the loss is half covered by $25,000 insurance.

The New York Times New York 1903-03-15

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