1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to hold the flames in these two buildings, although the result is in doubt.
Henry Dickinson is half owner in the two buildings, and in the rags which were stored in both. Although a brick partition separated them, the rags burned with such heat that the walls gave way.
The first structure burned was built four years ago, at a cost of $20,000, and was occupied by A. I. Leonard & Co., seeds men; the Stearns Paper Company, and the Graphic Company. The upper floors were stored with rags.
The second block was worth about $25,000. The first floor was occupied by the Union Cycle Company, and the rest by I. I. Dexter & Co. The third block, now threatened, is owned and occupied by James Dolan, also a rag dealer. The loss already amounts to $75,000.
The New York Times
New York, New York
November 22, 1893
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