New York, NY Caroline and West Streets Fire, Jan 1853

Fire. – About 9 o’clock last night a fire was discovered in the premises occupied by V. R. Terry & Sons, steamboat and ship joiners, Caroline-street, also in the extensive hay and feed store of Messrs. Lynch & Blodgett, No. 196 West-street, between Jay and Duane-streets, and before the flames could be extinguished the former, a frame building, and a building in Jay-street, occupied by Thomas McDonald, blacksmith, and Wm. Van Ostrand, locksmith, were completely destroyed, and the store of Lynch & Blodgett partially consumes, together with a large amount of hay. The lower part of the frame building in Caroline-street was occupied as a stable by an Orange County Milk Company, where about fifteen horses were kept, all of which were rescued. It is impossible to state what amount of damage has been occasioned by the fire. The loss of Lynch & Blodgett is believed to be very great. The occupants of the adjacent premises also sustained considerable loss by being deluged with water.

The New York Times, New York, NY 10 Jan 1853