Leadership

LONG BEACH HOTEL BURNED.

Issue 6 and Volume 42.

LONG BEACH HOTEL BURNED. The Long Beach hotel at Long Beach, N. Y., originally built by Corbin as the inducement for people to make that place a summer resort, and on which from first to last nearly $2,000,000 have been spent, was burned to the ground on Monday, July 29, by an early morning fire, 1,200 persons, guests and employes, barely escaping with their lives, some with the scantiest amount of raiment. The hotel was built entirely of wood and was 1,200 ft. in length and four stories high, exclusive of the basement. In the rear was the servants’ dormitory, separated 300 ft. from the main building, whose fate it shared. The fire broke out in a top-story storeroom, and spread, if not very rapidly, at least surely and irresistibly through the top floor and then, more quickly, through the rest of the building. The management, having no means of…

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