Leadership

RESPONSIBILITY FOR DANGEROCIS BUILDINGS

Issue 6 and Volume 9.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR DANGEROCIS BUILDINGS THERE is a strong disposition manifested by the press and the public to hold the owner of the old World building responsible for the loss of life and property that resulted from its destruction by fire last week. That he is morally if not legally responsible for the fire that destroyed it, is fairly established by the statements of many of the tenants of the building who had pointed out to him the faulty construction of the main flue. Some time ago this flue was enlarged in order to obtain a better draft for the furnaces, and in doing so it was left with but a single row of brick to separate it from the stairs and woodwork along its line. Indeed, in some places wooden beams projected into the flue, and the smoke resulting from the roasting of these had caused an alarm of fire…

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