A Plea for Better Building Construction.

Issue 21 and Volume 1891 9.

A Plea for Better Building Construction. There is so much good sense in a letter concerning slow burning building construction which appeared recently in the columns of The Pittsburgh Dispatch, that we reprint it entire, not as containing any especially novel views of the question, but as presenting known facts in a particularly clear and concise manner: “Your timely editorial on the Wood street fire the other day,” the writer says, “in which deserved reflection was cast on the flimsiness of much of our present building, has been strikingly justified by the occurrence since of the serious fires in Chicago, Syracuse, the terrible asylum one in Tennessee, the $2,000,000 one in New York and the one in our own city night before last, which, distressing as it was, might have been a very holocaust. This all in a few days. “ In your plea for ‘better building’ you advocate very…

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