New York requires fire escapes on city tenement buildings

After a February 2, 1860 fire in a tenement building on Elm Street in New York City killed twenty people, the New York state legislature passed a law requiring fire escapes on all city tenements. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 263.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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