Business Section of Port Chester in Ashes

Issue 11 and Volume 52.

Business Section of Port Chester in Ashes Port Chester, a suburban town of New York, in W estchester county, suffered a severe fire loss on August 26, when flames destroyed the John Ryan granary and feed mills, the pattern storehouse of Abendroth Bros.’ foundry, Janies Reynolds Empire garage, the plumbing shop of George W. Siltz, and damaged other buildings in the block bounded by North Main street and Mill street, the Byram river and the New Haven Railroad tracks. It was the largest conflagration in Port Chester since the Burns fire, on July 22, 1908. The total estimated damage is $160,000, part of which is covered by insurance. The fire started in a pile of wood in the rear of a saloon and spread rapidly to other buildings. The flames were discovered by a boy at about 3:30 a. m., who notified a policeman, and the alarm was turned in.…

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