Watertown, NY Fire, Feb 1890


Fire Sunday night destroyed the two-story wooden block at the lower end of Court-street, Watertown, N. Y., owned by A. E. Baron, and occupied by Decout & Co., grocers and meat dealers; W. C. Greene, drugs, and J. A. McGregor, boots and shoes. The planking on the new iron bridge over the Black River at this point took fire and was burned considerably, warping some of the ironwork and rendering the structure temporarily unserviceable. The loss on the buildings is $10,000, and the insurance $5,000. The loss on the meat and grocery stock of Decout & Co. has not been estimated. The insurance on this stock was $2,200. The drug stock was insured for $1,500, but the loss on it has not as yet been estimated. McGregor loses $1,200 on stock. He carried $800 insurance.

The New York Times, New York, NY 4 Feb 1890