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New York, NY Center Street Fire, Jan 1891

WAS A STUBBORN FIRE.

Several New York Establishments Suffer Large Losses.

The New York firemen fought a stubborn fire for three hours, in the big seven-story building, 241, 247 Center Street, on the 1st inst. The portion numbered 241 and 243 was gutted. The building was owned by A. Trenkmann, who is a manufacturer of tortoise shell goods and occupies the ground floor, whose loss was $30,000 to building and $5,000 to stock. Other losses were: E. Katzum, blacksmith and machine shop, $1,000 Bennett & Gouper, soda water apparatus, $4,000; E. Scheffier, $40,000, and Union Pearl Works, $40,000.

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WA 10 Jan 1891



article | by Dr. Radut