Leadership

Factory Fire in Long Island City

Issue 1 and Volume 55.

Factory Fire in Long Island City The factory of the Atlantic Macaroni Company, at Long Island City, Greater York, was partially destroyed by a fire. The three-story building has a frontage of 90 feet on Vernon avenue and extends 500 feet back to the East River. The river end is where the flour and coal are received and the finished goods shipped, and where the power plant is located. The central portion was where the milling and manufacturing was done, and this was where the fire raged throughout the three floors. All the valuable machinery used in the manufacture of macaroni was operated here. The value of the entire plant is placed at $300,000. The damage done to the building is covered by insurance to the extent of about $177,000. About 350 persons will be thrown out of work. Work was carried on in the factory by night and day…

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