Leadership

The Burning of the Central’s Elevators.

Issue 2 and Volume 7.

The Burning of the Central’s Elevators. In FIRE AND WATER of April 27 last, we described the fire which consumed the great grain elevators of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, between Fifty-ninth and Sixty-fifth streets and the Hudson River, causing a loss of between two and three millions of dollars. We are glad to be able now, by the courtesy of The Chronicle Company, to present to our readers a view of the conflagration as taken from a boat on the river at the time at a point opposite Fifty-ninth street. The drawing was made from a painting by W. H. Wightman, and owned by Armstrong Maltbie. for many years no fire has occurred in New York accompanied by such sensational incidents as this one, and its result has been that the railroad company, in rebuilding the elevators, has been obliged to conform to requirements laid down…

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