Leadership

Waterbury Has Heavy Loss.

Issue 16 and Volume 51.

Waterbury Has Heavy Loss. Fire in the Lewis building in West Main street, directly opposite City Hall in Waterbury, Conn., recently did damage to the extent of $100,000. Of the several tenants, the New England Engineering Company, which occupied the cellar and part of the street floor, had the greatest loss, the figure being $25,000. The damage to the building was $50,000, and to all other tenants besides the engineering company, including M. Steinert & Sons, piano dealers, was $25,000. The fire started from an uninsulated electric wire in the basement. In writing to this journal concerning the fire, Chief Snagg says: “The Lewis building was located on West Main street, in the business section, and covered a ground space of 02 x 106 feet, was three stories high and built of brick about eight years ago. There was but one partition wall in the building. The fire was discovered…

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