The Great Fire

The Great Fire (HM2F70)

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N 42° 42.15', W 74° 2.004'

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Altamont, New York

—The Museum in the Streets —

ON 30 APRIL 1886, FIRE TORE through the business district of Knowersville, leveling
all five buildings of the Lockwood Estate, including the drug and dry goods store of Davenport & Fredericks, the carriage factory of VanBenscoten & Warner, the shoe store of James Ostrander, the blacksmith shop of John Friday, and the tin shop and residence of Charles Taber. Also lost were the meeting rooms of Noah Lodge 754, F. & A. M, and those of Triumph Lodge 388, I. O. G. T. The row of buildings opposite the church was destroyed in the fire, approximately 123 to 137 Maple Avenue The cause of the fire was never definitively determined. In the fire's aftermath, a movement
for reliable fire protection began, leading to the incorporation of the Village and the creation of a fire department.

arrasó los cinco edificios de Lockwood Estate
en el distrito comercial de Knowersville, entre
ellos la farmacia y la tienda de artículos varios de Davenport & Fredericks, la fábrica de diligencias de VanBenscoten & Warner, la zapayería de James Ostrander, la herrería de John Friday, y el taller metalúrgico y la residencia de Charles Taber. También se perdieron las salas de reuniones de Noah Lodge 754, F. & A. M, y los de la Triumph Lodge 388, I. O. G. T. El
conjunto de edificios frente a la iglesia fue destruido, aproximadamente del 123 al 137 de la Avenida Maple. Nunca se determinó la causa del incendio. Como consecuencia comenzó un
movimiento para la protección fiable contra el incendio, lo cual dio paso a la incorporación del
pueblo y a la creación del cuerpo de bomberos.
HM NumberHM2F70
Placed ByHudson River Valley Greenway
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Date Added Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 579165 N 4728231
Decimal Degrees42.70250000, -74.03340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 42.15', W 74° 2.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 42' 8.9999999999999" N, 74° 2' 0.24" W
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