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The Great Fire - Skaneateles, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 42° 56.748 W 076° 25.687
18T E 383493 N 4755785
Quick Description: Fire removed 13 building in a growing town.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 5:24:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMK16D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

County of fire: Onondaga County
Location of fire: 14 - 20 E. Genesee St.,
Thirteen lakeside buildings were destroyed commencing in Parsons Cabinet Shop
Date of fire: September 28, 1935
Marker erected by: Skaneateles Historic Marker
Date marker erected: 2001
Marker text: "THE GREAT FIRE - September 28, 1835, Thirteen lakeside buildings were destroyed commencing in Parsons Cabinet Shop."

"Lakeside shops and residences and a School house that comprised the core of the village. The businesses destroyed were: Parsons’ Cabinet Shop; John Legg’s Carriage Manufactory; M. A. Kinney’s Columbian Printing Office; Nathaniel C. Miller’s Saddlery Shop; W. M. Beauchamp’s Book Store & Bindery; Dr. Samuel Porter’s office; Noadiah Kellogg’s Saddlery Shop; General Stores of B. S. Wolcott & Co., Charles Pardee, Gibbs & Burnett, James G. Porter, Phares Gould, Nelson Hawley & Co., and Richard Talcott & Co." - New York Historic

Map of the Great Fire

Type of Structure: other

Other: structures at 14-20 E Genesee St.

Construction Date: 1/1/1806

Fire Date: 9/28/1835

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
Started in the cabinet shop of Mr. Parsons. Woods shaving ignited by either a spark from the saw or ash from the stove.

Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

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