I. O. O. F. Hall Fire at Hoboken

I. O. O. F. Hall Fire at Hoboken

Fire did about $25,000 damage to the Odd Fellows’ Hall in Washington Street. Hoboken, N. J., early on the morning of December 21. The fire started on the second floor near the elevator shaft and it is believed it had been burning for a considerable time before it was discovered at 1.45 a. m., by a policeman who sent in an alarm. The flames spread rapidly up the elevator shaft to the upper floors and were coming out of the roof when the fire department, commended by Chief Engineer Michael A. Dunn, arrived. The building was erected about fifty years ago and was constructed of brick and wood with partition walls with sliding doors. Six six-inch double hydrants, one hundred feet apart, were available and the pressure at the hydrants was 50 pounds. Ten engine streams were thrown through 1⅛ and 1 ¾-inch nozzles. Three Amoskeag, one Metropolitan and one La France steamers, five combination wagons, two ladder trucks and one chemical were in service. 4,350 feet of hose were used and two cellar pipes and one deluge set were used. The water pressure was abundant for the engines. The building was valued at $55,000 and the contents, consisting of lodge furniture, paraphernalia, etc., at $10,000. Two years ago, on Christmas morning the building, which is owned by Columbian Lodge, I. O. O. F., was badly damaged by fire.

I. O. O. F. HALL, HOBOKEN, N. J., WHEN FIRE WAS AT ITS HEIGHT.

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