Leadership

Wooden Shingle Roofs in New York City

Issue 1 and Volume 77.

Wooden Shingle Roofs in New York City The determined effort to stir the New York City Board of Aldermen to action in passing an ordinance to prohibit wooden shingle roofs within the limits of the municipality is an important move in the right direction. It is a disgrace that New York City, which should set the example to the smaller municipalities throughout the country, and has done so both in the efficiency of its fire-fighting forces and in its measures to prevent conflagration, should be behind many of the smaller cities and towns in this matter of the forbidding of inflammable roof coverings. Many of these have long ago passed laws prohibiting the use of inflammable coverings on new buildings, or the repairing of those already in use and also setting a reasonable limit when all such roofs must be replaced with those of a fire resistant nature. Fire Chief…

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