Oyster Bay Residence Burned

Issue 14 and Volume 63.

Oyster Bay Residence Burned The home of William R. Coe, valued with its contents at over a million dollars, was destroyed by fire in Oyster Bay, L. I., on October 27. Owing to the fact that the workmen and employees of the estate lost much valuable time in an attempt to extinguish the blaze, started by the carelessness of workmen, the fire department on arrival found that the building was doomed. They also were much handicapped by the fact that there was no available water supply. After much delay connection was finally established with a pond on an adjoining estate. The value of the destroyed property, including several valuable collections of paintings, prints and art objects, was estimated at $700,000. The building was burned to the ground.

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