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PHOENIX FIRE - PHOENIX, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
N 43° 13.757 W 076° 18.046
18T E 394371 N 4787098
Quick Description: This describes the devastating fire that destroyed 80 buildings in the Village of Pheonix, New York back in 1916.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2007 8:12:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM22V6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CM-14
Views: 96

Long Description:
DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRE AS STATED ON THE MEMORIAL PLAQUE:

Center of
PHOENIX FIRE
September 23, 1916

The blaze was started by sparks from a
generator in the Sinclair Chair Factory
on the industrial "island" between the Oswego
River and Oswego Canal. It soon spread to
the Duffy Silk Mill where the pumps for the
water system were located. Strong winds swept
embers across the canal to the downtown area
destroying 80 buildings from the river to
Main St., and from Lock St. to Culvert St. -
2/3 of the valuation. Downtown rebuilt 1918.

Type of Structure: Private Building

Fire Date: 09/23/1916

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
Sparks from a power generator located in the Sinclair Chair Factory.


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

Construction Date: Not listed

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