LAST YEAR’S FIRE WASTE.

LAST YEAR’S FIRE WASTE.

The official tabulated and classified list of fires that took place in this country during 1900 shows that there were burned 151 fair and exposition buildings; fifteen armories; nine art galleries; seventy-eight asylnm buildings; seventy-nine college buildings; 143 clubhouses; nine convents; forty-six courthouses; three custom houses; two dry docks; twenty-five electric powerhouses; 147 enginehouses; thirty-seven express offices; fifty-four gas works; eleven government buildings; 154 grain elevators; seven gymnasiums; 622 public and society halls; seventy-three hospital buildings; 1,321 hotels; 354 icehouses; sixtyfour jails; nineteen public libraries; 1,301 liquor stores; seventeen public markets; nine shipyards; sixteen penitentiary and reformatory buildings; fortyseven police and fire department stations; 256 postoffices ; seven powder mills; 470 printing houses; 142 railroad bridges; forty-one car shops; 331 station buildings; forty roundhouses; forty-eight railroad stables; 943 restaurants; twelve rinks; 528 schoolhouses; thirty-one seminary buildings; two statehouses; 133 theatres and opera houses; 140 tobacco barns: 332 vessels at wharves or on rivers; fifty-nine wharves; eighty windmills; and forty-two water tanks, No less than 49,298 dwellings and tenements were also burned as well as 14,578 barns, stables, etc.

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