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High winds inflict heavy damage on the unfinished Brooklyn Academy of Music, injuring several workers

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
06/29/1860
A little after five in the afternoon, heavy winds severely damaged the new and unfinished Academy of Music on Montague Street, in Brooklyn.  The walls had been completed and the roof was being prepared when the wind storm struck.  At least six people were injured, some seriously.  The building and its 2,200 seat auditorium was later finished, however, and opened in 1861.  It burned to the ground in 1903 and has been replaced.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 606-607.

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