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New York, NY Franklin Cottage Fire, Dec 1866

Fire in Dover-street.

Near midnight a fire broke out in a three-story building at the corner of Dover and Pearl streets, occupied chiefly as a lodging-house. The firemen soon got the mastery and saved most of the building. The first-floor front was the well-known old Franklin Cottage, kept by Edward Meyer. He also had the first and second floors for lodgings. His loss is about $1,500; insured in the Germania. Michael Tierney occupied a part of the house for lodgings. His loss is about $[illegible]. The building was owned by Jacob F. Oakly, and his loss may be $1,500.

The New York Times, New York, NY 8 Dec 1866

article | by Dr. Radut