In New York City, an entire city block burns leaving forty families homeless

In the early hours of the morning, fire burst through the skylight of a steel-wire factory on Seventh Avenue in New York City.  Within hours the entire city block between Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Streets was largely destroyed and some structures on either side of the block badly damaged. Damage was estimated at more than $160,000 and forty families were said to be made homeless but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
"A Large Fire on Seventh Avenue," New York Times, December 3, 1863, p. 2. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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