Leadership

PUBLIC BUILDING OF UTICA DESTROYED

Issue 13 and Volume 41.

PUBLIC BUILDING OF UTICA DESTROYED Specially Written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Within a few hours Utica, N. Y., was visited with two destructive fires. One, which broke out on the afternoon of February 28, laid waste the Moshier block, a handsome pile of building on Blcecker street and kept the firemen busy all night. On the following morning at 2:47—on March 1—the home of the Y. M. C. A. at the corner of Charlotte and Bleecker streets, half a block from the Moshier establishment, caught fire, from what cause is unknown, and was completely destroyed. The building w’as a fine, fourstory structure, of brick, with brown stone trimrnings, architecturally an ornament to the city, and, besides the portion set apart for Y. M. C. A. purposes, part of the building was rented as a music store, part as a clothing store and part as a plumbing establishment. It was…

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