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New York, NY Fifth Street Fire, Nov 1854

Fire in Fifth-street.

The building No. 319 Fifth-street was damaged by fire to the amount of $1,000, at 6½ o'clock Tuesday evening. It was occupied by JOHN MILLS, machinist; ---SURUERNE, pattern-maker; GARDINER & BROTHER, picture-framemakers; and D. R. QUICK, pattern-maker. The building was owned by Mr.MILLS, who is insured thereon for $2,000 in the Pacific Insurance Company. Mr. QUICK'S stock was damaged to the amount of $1,000, but he is insured for that amount in the Farmer's Office, Utica. The two adjoining buildings were also somewhat damaged.

The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Nov 1854



article | by Dr. Radut