Leadership

Public Market Building Fire at Brockton

Issue 11 and Volume 50.

Public Market Building Fire at Brockton Chief Marston Hard Pressed to Keep Down a Blaze That Destroyed Nearly $200,000 Worth of Property The most stubborn fire which the fire department of Brockton, Mass., has had to fight in years, and one entailing the greatest property loss since the city block fire in January, 1907, started recently in the public market annex, West Elm and Main streets, and raged for six hours. The Satucket block, a three-story brick structure, 155 to 161 Main street, was gutted, and the Holbrook building, a four-story brick structure, completed about a year ago, 153 Main street, was badly, damaged, the entire back part of the latter building being gutted. Two two and-one-half-story wooden lodging houses in the rear of the Satucket block are a total loss. The entire loss is variously estimated at front $175,000 to $250,000. A conservative estimate would, perhaps, be $200,000. The…

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