E. S. Greeley fire

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 19, no. 348, p. 20,22, col. 1,1




THE E. S. GREELEY & CO.'s famous headquarters at 5 and 7 Dey street, were visited by fire on December 24. The origin appears to have been due to a cigarette. It did considerable damage, and the deluge of water thrown on the building from top to bottom also ruined a good many things. But the company's books and papers escaped intact, and in a few hours business was going on as usual, the reserve stock in adjacent warehouses being drawn upon promptly to fill the orders, which were large and pressing, as well as the retail trade. The company does not contemplate removal. The loss on stock, fixtures and machinery is put at $25,000 to $30,000, and on the building at about $5,000, all of which is covered amply by insurance. We are glad to be able to congratulate the concern on not having sustained greater damage, and on its really remarkably prompt continuance of business. There was practically no intermission.


Keywords:E. S. Greeley & Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 11, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;