Greenfield, MA Fires 1870-1879
February 14. Potter & Nash's building, stable of Franklin House, A. A. Rankin's marble shop, W. H. Seaman's silver plating shop, L. H. Sawtell's restaurant, Samuel Hitchcock's barber shop and Mrs. William Pierce's tenament, burned.
Potter & Nash, $9,300, $5,000
M. P. Bascom, 1,000, 600,
. R. R. Howison, 8,000, 4,000
Henry Barnard, 4,000, 3,000
L. H. Sawtell, 200, none
H. R. Stratton, 250, none
A. A. Rankin, 1,000, none
W. H. Seaman, 1,500, 1,000
La.Chapelle & Belair, 1,000, 700
February 26. Barn of Mary B. Coombs burned. Loss $800. Insurance $300.
May 23. Quinn house, Devens street, burned. Loss $300.
June 4. Reuben Winn's house, Nash mill road, burned. Insurance $1,000.
July 26. A small fire in the ell of the Mansion House. Loss $200.
September 27. The extensive barns of John Thayer in the meadows all burned. Loss estimated at $6,000. Insurance $1,250.
November 6. Fire Department called out by the burning of the Keith paper mills at Turners Falls. Loss $400,000. Insurance $265,000.
November 8. R. M. Snow's greenhouse on High street burned. His loss $400. No insurance.
August 3, 1878. The barn on the S. B. Root place, Main street, was totally consumed by fire. There was an insurance of $400.
September 11. A house belonging to Mary Corless, west of Green river, was burned. Rev. J. Muller, the occupant, lost a valuable library valued at $1,500. Insurance $1,000 on building.
October 8. House belonging to George B. Sheldon at Cheapside burned. Insurance $900.
February 7, 1879. Dr. C. C. Haskell's house on Davis street burned. Loss $5,000. Insurance $3,500.
February 25. John Osborn's house, Cheapside, burned. Loss $800. Insurance $500.
History of Greenfield : shire town of Franklin County, Massachusetts, Greenfield, Mass.: 1904