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The Clarendon Hotel in Buffalo, New York burns and four die

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11/10/1860
The Clarendon Hotel, one of the largest in Buffalo, New York, took fire in the kitchen area just after midnight and was very quickly completely afire.  Four people were killed in the blaze including a boarder who leaped to his death from the fifth floor, another male guest, and two female hotel employees.  The main wing of the hotel, on the corner of Main and South Division Streets was completely destroyed.  The fire department were able to save the lesser wing but damages were estimated to total around $120,000.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Burning of the Clarendon Hotel in Buffalo, Loss of Life," New York Times, November 12, 1860 

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