New York, NY Stable Fire, Jul 1893
Twelve Horses Perish by Fire.
Contractor Michael Barry's stables, wagon shed and barns, a group of old wooden buildings in an open lot in One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, were destroyed by fire early yesterday morning, and twelve horses perished in the flames. The dwelling occupied by Barry and his family had a narrow escape from destruction, and four men in his employ had to flee from the wagon shed in their night clothes.
The fire broke out in the stable. When the fire was discovered it was impossible to rescue the imprisoned horses. The horses were valued at $2,400, and the loss on the buildings and their contents is probably $4,000. There is an insurance of $3,800 on the horses and buildings.
The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jul 1893