1858 - Destructive Conflagrations
The printing establishment of H. O. Houghton & Co. at Cambridge, Mass., was burned on Saturday. The premises were owned by Little, Brown & Co. Boston publishers, who occupied them for the storage of books in sheets and stereotype plates. The contents of the building were valued at $100,000. The damage by water was greater than that caused by the fire. Most of the stock of Little, Brown & Co. destroyed, consisted of law books. Their loss is $80,000. Insurance, $75,000, here and in England. The Market Insurance Company, of New-York, and a policy of $5,000.
The New York Times
New York, New York
April 5, 1858
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