Sandy Hill, NY Business Section Fire, Oct 1876
THE BUSINESS PORTION OF SANDY HILL DESTROYED -- THE INSURANCE.
Whitehall, Oct. 11. -- A terrible conflagration occurred at Sandy Hill, N. Y., this morning burning most all of the business portion. It was discovered about 1 o'clock in the upper story of the Rexford House, over BOECKLE'S jewelry store. Owing to the high wind it was impossible to control the fire, which soon communicated to the adjoining buildings. Messengers were dispatched to Glen's Falls and Fort Edward for aid, and both towns responded, bringing steamers and hand engines. They could do but little service, however, owing to the great scarcity of water. The following is a list of the sufferers:
BOECKLE'S jewelry store.
REILLY'S grocery store.
SKINNER & ARNOLD, drugs.
A. B. DAVIS' Union store.
BARNS & GRIFFIN, hardware.
J. R. SHERRIES' dwelling and store.
A. C. VAUGHN'S hardware store and dwelling.
Sandy Hill Herald office.
Western Union Telegraph office.
The Masonic and Odd fellows Hall.
The Opera house and several others.
The losses are about $100,000, upon which there is an insurance of $57,400, divided among the following companies, and some others not known:
North British, $4,500; Continental, $4,250; North American, $2,100; Imperial, $2,500; Lancashire, $2,500; Lycoming, $6,000; Franklin, $7,800; Phoenix, $5,000; Royal, $1,000; AEtna, $2,000; Glen's Falls, $2,000; Atlas, $1,250; Fire Association, $1,250; Springfield Fire, $1,250; Atlantic, $2,250; Germania, $2,500; Western Assurance, $2,500; Roger Williams, $1,000.
The New York Times New York 1876-10-12