Lynn, MA Central Avenue Fire, May 1909

Central Avenue, Lynn, MA 1909 photo from

$50,000 Fire, In Lynn, Mass.

LYNN, Mass., May 21.---A fire which is thought to have been of incendiary origin destroyed two four-story wooden business buildings on Central Avenue to-day, causing a loss estimated at $50,000. A policeman discovered the fire on they top floor of one of the structures, and at the same time saw a man dart out of the building and disappear. The flames spread to and destroyed the adjoining building. Both buildings were owned by John Woodberry of Brooklyn, Secretary of the Metropolitan Park Commission.

The New York Times, New York, NY 22 May 1909