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Beverly, MA Factory Fire, Nov 1891

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BEVERLY FLAME SWEPT.

A DISASTROUS FIRE WHICH DID OVER $200,000 DAMAGE.

Beverly, Mass., Nov. 2. -- Beverly was visited yesterday by a $200,000 fire. The fire was discovered about 2:15 p.m. in ALLEN'S box factory on Revere street. The building was set on poles over the Danvers River. Owing to the inflammable contents of the factory, and the wind which prevailed, the factory was one sheet of flames before the fire department reached the scene.
Chief Engineer GOODHUE summoned the whole department. Marblehead was called on for aid. Steamers from Salem and Peabody also responded.
The detailed losses follow.
WOODBURY Bros., $95,000, insured for $80,000.
GEO. H. ALLEN, loss, $25,000, insured $17,000.
Roundy House, $2,000, insured $1,800.
Salem Savings Bank, loss $1,000, insurance $1,000.
WOODBURY Bros., loss on contents of their building $3,000.
Boston & Maine Railroad loss on car sheds and freight house, $2,000, on cars, $15,000.
Pullman Company, loss $18,000.
MORGAN & GRAY, loss $1,300, insurance $1,800.
DELLA OBER and others, loss on houses $22,500.
The fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin.

Middletown Daily Press New York 1891-11-02



article | by Dr. Radut