Leadership

Summer Hotel Fires.

Issue 3 and Volume 46.

Summer Hotel Fires. The burning of the Hotel Ruisseaumont at Lake Placid, N. Y., on the morning of July 2, adds another to the list of burned summer hotels for this season. As dangerous risks these structures continue much in evidence. This fire calls to mind the burning of the Whiteface Inn, which occurred in this same region on May 20. The burning of the Ruisseaumont entails a loss of $200,000. It was occupied by about fifty guests at the time of the fire, and all escaped. The capacity of the hotel was 250 guests. The Ruisseaumont was a wooden structure of four stories and a basement. with broad piazzas on three sides. It had been built fifteen vears. And now, closely following the burning of the Ruisseaumont. comes the burning of the Windmere, a large summer hotel, 6 miles from Ellenville, N. Y. This hotel had been built twenty…

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