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

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at ancestry.com Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at ancestry.com. It's Free!