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City Document. — No. 66. 



CITY OF BOSTON 




FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS. 



1874. 



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REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, June, 1874. 
To His Honor the Mayor and City Council: — 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the requirements of 
the ordinance approved Oct. 24th, 1873, the Board of Fire 
Commissioners beg to submit herewith their first annual 
report of the condition of the department on the 30th of 
April, 1874. 

The ordinance "to establish a Fire Department," approved 
Oct. 24th, 1873, provides that "the Fire Department of the 
City of Boston shall consist of a Board of three Fire Com- 
missioners, a Chief Engineer, a Superintendent of Fire 
Alarms, ten Assistant Engineers, and other officers, engine- 
men, telegraph operators and other members, to the number 
of five hundred and fifty men." 

This was amended April 1st, 1874, so as to read "thirteen 
Assistant Engineers and seven hundred men," in order to 
provide for the protection of the City of Charlestown, and 
towns of West Roxbury and Brighton, annexed. 

The Board organized and entered upon their duties Nov. 
20th, 1873. 

A part of the task imposed upon the Board was to 
reorganize the department, and establish a system, which, 
with due regard to expenditure, would secure the greatest 
efficiency attainable with the force authorized. At the same 
time it was important that, in the changes which it might be 
necessary to make, nothing should be done to diminish the 
efficiency of the force then existing. 



4 City Document. — No. Q6. • 

The reorganization of a Fire Department is always, for 
obvious reasons, a matter of considerable difficulty. The 
machinery must never stop, no matter what changes are to 
be made. The city had suffered severely by the recent dis- 
astrous fires, and the Board was deeply impressed with the 
necessity that there should be no precipitate or ill-considered 
action on their part, which might tend, even for a short pe- 
riod, to diminish the security of the city at a season of the 
year when large fires are most likely to occur. The annexa- 
tion of Charlestown, West Roxbury and Brighton, so soon 
after the organization of the Board, complicated the problem 
and materially increased their labors. It should also be 
borne in mind that the authorized expenditures for the Fire 
Department had already exceeded the appropriation originally 
made; aud it might fairly be required of the Board, that, 
when asking for additional appropriation to carry them 
through the year, as well as when submitting their esti- 
mates for the ensuing year, they should be prepared with a 
well-digested plan of organization. To prepare intelligently 
such a plan, time was needed, and the Board feel that in this 
respect there has been no more delay than circumstances 
rendered necessary. 

The conduct of the greater portion of the members of the 
old organization deserves to be highly commended. Few 
men are ready to admit the value of changes which abridge 
any former privilege, or in any way seem to press hardly 
upon them ; but it is due to the department to say, that, with 
comparatively few exceptions, they have shown a disposition 
to comply cheerfully with such rules and regulations as have 
been deemed by the Board essential to the efficiency of the 
force, and have manifested a spirit which speaks well for 
their general character. 

OLD ORGANIZATION. 

The organization of the Fire Department when the Board 
was created was as follows : — 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 5 

Whole number of men belonging to the department, 515 

Namely : — 1 Chief Engineer ; 14 Assistant Engineers ; 1 
Secretary Board of Engineers ; 2 Clerks ; 42 Foremen of 
companies ; 25 Engineers of engines ; 55 Drivers ; 25 Fire- 
men ; 272Hosemen; 120 Hook and Laclclermen ; 1 Captain 
of Fire Boat, 1 Mate, 1 Steward, 1 Engineer, 1 Foreman, 1 
Deck-hand; 16 Insurance Brigade. . 

No. of men constantly employed, 153 

" " doing duty only in case of fire, 369 

The Fire Alarm Department, which by the Ordinance be- 
came merged with the Fire Department, then consisted of 

1 Superintendent, constantly employed. 
4 Operators, " " 

4 Repairers, " " 

1 General Assistant, " " 

NEW ORGANIZATION. 

The system adopted by the Board contemplates the em- 
ployment of a larger number of permanent officers and men, 
whose whole time shall be devoted to fire duty. The officers 
will be held to a strict l'esponsibility for the companies or 
men placed under their immediate command. The men 
will be disciplined and drilled in such way as to secure the 
greatest efficiency practicable. And all who have public 
property in charge will be held to a personal accountability 
for its proper care aud preservation. 

In all this the Board claim no special originality. These 
are the simple principles which experience has shown must 
govern all oi-ganizations of men, whose operations are to be 
directed effectively for a definite purpose. Responsibility on 
the part of the officers and obedience on the part of the men 
are essential. These qualities are just as important in 



6 City Document. — No. 66. 

operations at fires as in military affairs. The habit of 
prompt obedience is essential to concert of action, and 
must be formed by discipline and drill. The devotion to 
duty which it is presumed will continue to characterize the 
members of this department furnishes the best possible 
foundation to build upon. 

There is no question that a force, all of whose members are 
constantly employed, is capable of being made more efficient 
than any body of call members, but it is not thought expe- 
dient to extend over the whole city a system which is more 
especially adapted for the business centre. The varied char- 
acter of the territory now included within the limits of the 
city demands an organization which will measurably supply 
the needs of each without entailing disproportionate expen- 
diture. 

Within the city proper, therefore, all the companies will 
be put upon this permanent basis, but in all other districts 
the existing system of call companies, slightly modified, will 
for the present be maintained. With this view, the follow- 
ing organization has been adopted : — 

The companies are divided into two classes : — 

1st. Permanent Companies, all the officers and members 
of which are constantly employed. 

2d. Call Companies, a greater or less number of the mem- 
bers of which are called out by the public alarm, and do duty 
only at fires. 

1 Chief Engineer, permanently employed. 
11 Assistant Engineers, " " 

2 " " doing duty only at fires. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 7 

permanent companies. 

ENGINE. 

1 Foreman, permanently employed. 

1 Assistant Foreman, " " 

1 Engineman, " " 

1 Assistant Engineman, " " 

8 Hosemen, " " 

HOOK AND LADDER. 

1 Foreman, permanently employed. 

1 Assistant Foreman, " " 

12 Laddermen, " " 

CHEMICAL ENGINE. 

1 Driver,' permanently employed. 

1 Chemical Engineman, " " 

1 Hoseman, " " 

FIRE BOAT. 

1 Captain, 1 Mate, 

1 Engineman, 1 Assistant Engineman. 

1 Steward, 1 Stoker, 

1 Deck Hand. 

CALL COMPANIES. 
ENGINE. 

1 Engineman, permanently employed. 

1 Assistant Engineman, " " 

1 Driver of Engine, " " 

1 Foreman, doing duty only at fires, 

7 Hosemen, " " 

In companies which have separate horse hose-carriages, 
the foreman is permanently employed, and drives the hose- 
carriage. 



8 City Document. — No. $6. 

HOOK AND LADDER. 

1 Driver, permanently employed. 

1 Foreman, doing duty only at fires. 

1 Assistant Foreman, " " 

17 Laddermen, " " 

At the present date, Engine Cos. Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8 and 25, 
Hook and Ladder Co. Nol. 8, and Chemical Engine Co. No. 
1, have been reorganized as permanent companies. 

Engine Cos. Nos. 3, 10 and 23, Hook and Ladder Cos. 
Nos. 1, 3 and 8, and Fire Boat, will at once be reorganized 
as permanent. The rest of the force will consist of call com- 
panies. 

The force, when completely reorganized, will consist of 3 
Commissioners ; 1 Chief Engineer ; 1 Superintendent Fire 
Alarms; 13 Assistant Engineers; 4 Clerks ; 15 Permanent 
Foremen ; 10 Assistant Foremen ; 29 Steam Enginemen ; 
5 Chemical Enginemen ; 28 Assistant Enginemen ; 142 Per- 
manent Hosemen and Laddermen ; 383 Call Hosemen and 
Laddermen, and 3 Permanent Hostlers, and 20 Hand 
Enginemen ; 1 Captain of Fire Boat ; 1 Mate ; 1 Steward ; 
1 Engineman ; 1 Assistant Engineman ; 1 Stoker ; and 1 
Deck hand ; 4 Fire-alarm Telegraph Operators, and 5 Re- 
pairers ; in all, 675 men. 

The actual force, April 30, 1874, is 712 men. 

FIRE DISTRICTS. 

The city, including the territory recently annexed, has 
been divided into Ten Fire Districts, as follows : — 

District 1. — Comprises all that part of Boston known as 

East Boston. 
District 2. — All that part of Boston formerly known as 

Charlestown. 
District 3. — All that part east of a line beginning at the 
Charles River Drawbridge, and running 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



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through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Haymarket square, and Washington to 
Summer streets, and north of Summer 
street and the N. Y. and N. E. K. R. 
Passenger Depot to the Water. 

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north 
of a line running through the centre of 
Winter and Park streets, and west of 
Beacon to Otter, and North of Otter street 
to the water. 

District 5. — All that part south of Districts 3 and 4 to 
the centre of Dover-street Drawbridge, 
and a line running through the centre of 
Dover,. Berkeley, Boylston, Arlington, 
Beacon, and Otter streets to the water. 

District 6. — All that part of Boston known as South 
Boston. 

District 7. — All that part of Boston south of District 5, 
to the centre of Albany-street Draw- 
bridge ; thence through the centre of Al- 
bany, Northampton streets, Columbus 
Avenue and Chester Park to Charles river. 

District 8. — All that part souih and west of District 7, 
to the boundary line of Ward 17 (for- 
merly West Roxbury), and west of Shaw- 
mut Avenue, to the Brookline boundary 
line, and including all of Ward 19 (for- 
merly Brighton). 

District 9. — All that part south of Districts 6 and 7, to 
Ward 17, and a line running through the 
centre of Blue Hill Avenue, Columbia, 
Green, Bowdoin, Church and East streets, 
and east of District 8 to the water. 

District 10. — All the southerly part of Boston, south of 
Districts 8 and 9, including Ward 17 
(formerly West Roxbury). 



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ASSIGNMENT OF DISTRICTS. 



Each district has been placed under the charge of an As- 
sistant Engineer, as follows : — 

Assistant Engineer Joseph Dunbar, assigned to District 1. 



John Bartlett, 


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George Brown, 


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George C. Fernald, 


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John Colligan, 


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Brown S. Flanders, Inspector and Aid 
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The Assistant Engineers in charge of Districts Nos 8 and 
10 will be aided by Call Engineers in that part of their 
respective districts known as West Roxbury and Brighton. 

The Assistant Engineers of the several Fire Districts in 
the city will respond to alarms out of their own districts, as 
follows : — 



The Engineer of) 

District No. 1. ) To second alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 

To third alarms in No. 5. 
District No. 2. — To first alarms from all boxes north of 
State, Court and Leverett streets, in 
No. 4. 
To second alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 
To third alarms in No. 5. 
District No. 3. — To first alarms in Nos. 4, 5, and to East 
Boston Ferry for No. 1. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 11 

District No. 4. — To first alarms in Nos. 2, 5, and that 
part of No. 7 west of Columbus avenue. 
To third alarms in No. 7. 
District No. 5. — To first alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 6 and 7. 

To third alarms in Nos. 1 and 2. 
District No. 6. — To first alarms in Nos. 5 and 9, and in 
that part of No. 7 east of Washington 
street. 
To third alarms in No. 3 and all of No. 7. 
District No. 7. — To first alarms in Nos. 5, 6, and in Nos. 
8 and 9 north of Dudley and Stough- 
ton streets. 
To second alarms in Nos. 8 and 9, and 
parts of Nos. 3 and 4 south of State, 
Court and Cambridge streets. 
To third alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 8 and 9. 
District No. 8. — To first alarms in Nos. 7, 9 and Jamaica 
Plain. 
To second alarms in No. 10. 
To third alarms in Nos. 5 and 6. 
District No. 9. — To first alarms in Nos. 7, 8 and Ward 16. 

To second alarms in Nos. 6 and 10. 
District No. 10. — To first alarms in Nos. 9 and 10. 

To second alarms in No. 6, and that part 
of No. 8 east of the Providence Rail- 
road, 
To third alarms in all of No. 8. 

No piece of apparatus belonging to the department will be 
allowed out of the city without the authority of the Chief or 
an Assistant Engineer. 

Engines Nos. 4, 9, 25 and 26 are never to be sent out of 
the city. 

Engine No. 5 is never to cross the Ferry, unless specially 
sent for. 



12 City Document. — No. 66. 

HORSES. 

Most of the horses in service are sound and well selected, 
but there are quite a number that, in consequence of age and 
hard service, are no longer of any use in the department. 
Some have already been sold or exchanged, and the others 
will be disposed of as soon as those more suitable can be got 
to supply their places. The service required of them is ex- 
ceptionally severe, and calls for great strength and endurance 
as well as speed. 

The stable arrangements throughout the department are 
generally good, and such as to ensure the best of care and 
treatment. 

HOUSES. 

The houses of the several companies are generally in good 
condition. The new houses, now nearly completed, for En- 
gine Co. No. 25, Hook and Ladder No. 8, and Hook and 
Ladder No. 4, will soon be ready for occupation. No expense 
has been spared to make them convenient. The house in 
Mason street (formerly the Normal School-house) is now 
ready for occupation. It is commodious and well adapted 
for an engine house. Engine Co. No. 26 will be organized 
upon a permanent basis and placed there in a few days. 

The present house of Engine Co. No. 3 is old and too 
small for the permanent company which it is proposed to place 
there. A location upon Harrison avenue, near Dover street, 
has already been recommended as a site for a house for this 
company and for Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3. 

The Board have also recommended that a new house be 
built for Engine Co. No. 22$ upon Dartmouth street, near the 
railway crossing. The building upon Parker street, now 
occupied by it, is of wood and upon leased land, and the pro- 
posed change in location will, it is thought, better protect a 
larger part of the Back Bay territory. 

The houses of engine companies in Brighton and West 
Roxbury Districts are new and good. Those in Charlestowu 
are generally in good condition. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 13 

In the opinion of the Board the houses built here- 
after for the use of the department should be substantial, 
and carefully arranged, with all the conveniences neces- 
sary and proper for such use. They should also, in 
architecture and taste, be in keeping with the character of 
buildings erected at private expense in the same locality, so 
far as propriety will allow ; but they should be handsome 
engine houses only, and not extravagant and inappropriate 
buildings. 

HOSE. 

Nothing is more essential to the effective working of the 
department, in time of danger, than the hose through which 
water is conducted to the lire ; and nothing connected with 
the department requires more frequent and careful examina- 
tion. Promptness in getting to the fire, and apparatus in the 
best condition, may be rendered of no avail at the important 
moment, by the bursting of a length of hose. The Board 
have less confidence in their estimates for the purchase and 
care of hose than for anything else which they have have 
asked for ; so difficult is it to get what will be wholly reliable 
for any length of time. And in making the return of what 
is now on hand, they are distrustful as to whether it will 
really bear so good a character as they have given it. 

The quantity on hand April 1, 1874, was : — 

Leather hose, 27,093 

Cotton " m 20,250 

Rubber " 26,491 



73,834 feet. 

Of this, 6,100 feet of leather and 13,200 feet of cotton was 
acquired by annexation, and 2,000 feet of rubber was pur- 
chased by the Board, the balance being what was in the de 
partment at the time of our organization. The quality of the 
whole lot we estimate as follows : — 



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City Document. - 

Good, 33 percent., or 

Fair, 40 per cent., or 

Not reliable, 27 per cent., or 


-No. 66. 

24,365 feet 
29,534 " 
19,935 " 




73,834 feet, 



The whole amount of suction hose in the department is 
909 feet; of this, 178 feet was acquired by annexation, and 
it is all in fair condition. 

WATER. 

The expenses of the department are very large ; and the 
Board have not been surprised at the inquiry made by mem- 
bers of the City Council, whether they are not unnecessarily 
so. But this inquiry, after the most careful examination of 
our estimates, must be answered in the negative. We realize 
fully, we think, the importance of economical expenditure in 
public, as well as private matters, and are not disposed to 
ask for the appropriation of money that does not seem to be 
fairly needed to place the city properly on the defensive 
against fire ; and as one of the provisions for this purpose, a 
full supply of water will be seen to be of chief importance. 
The cost of water, however, is not left for us to determine, 
but is fixed by another Board ; and it seems proper that we 
should remind the City Council, when considering the ex- 
penditures of the Fire Department, of the fact that we are re- 
quired to pay out of our appropriation a very large amount 
which goes to the credit of another department, and which 
may or may not be used by the Fire Department. 

The bills for the use of water in 1874 are as follows : — 

Cochituate Water Bill, $91,402 

Mystic Water Bill, 4,920 

$96,322 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 15 

It is proper for ns to add, that since the great fire, by the 
action of the Cochituate Water Board, the supply of water 
has been very considerably increased in the districts requir- 
ing a larger supply. The old pipes have been removed, and 
others of greater capacity substituted ; and Lowry hydrants 
have taken the places of many of the old Boston pattern. 
With so large an amount as is charged annually to the Fire 
Department for the use of water (in 1873, nearly one-tenth 
of the whole water income), the facilities for its delivery in 
case of need should, in our judgment, always be liberally 
provided by those having the matter in charge. 

FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

The Fire- Alarm Telegraph was made a part of the Fire 
Department by the ordinance creating this Board. Previous 
to that it had been an independent department, but it is 
eminently fitting that the two should be under one head, 
since a proper system of telegraphic communication is now 
recognized as a necessary adjunct of every well-organized Fire 
Department, not only for the purpose of giving fire alarms, but 
for the general administration. No change has been made by 
the Board in the management of this branch. The wires, 
boxes, machines, and other apparatus are in good order, but 
can be kept so only by constaut care and inspection. 

The system in use in the Charlestown district has been 
connected with that of the city proper in so far that the 
alarms in that district are received at the City Hall office, 
and at the Fire Boat. Considerable expense will be incurred 
in making the complete alteration of the systems in Charles- 
town and West Eoxbury districts, but the advantages of 
having the entire city under one system are so great as to 
j ustify the expenditure. The necessary changes will be made 
at an early day, and also the wires of the city will be ex- 
tended before long to Brighton district, which has hitherto 
had no fire alarm. 

The wires of the Fire- Alarm Telegraph are available only 



16 City Document. — No. 66. 

for the purpose of giving alarms, and cannot be used for 
sending messages on ordinary business. It is proposed 
therefore to establish at once lines for this latter use, con- 
necting the head-quarters of each fire district of the city 
with the central office of the City Hall. 

The Board has adopted what is known as the Dial System, 
chiefly for the reason that it renders unnecessary the employ- 
ment of skilled operators. A person of ordinary intelligence 
can, after a few hours' practice, send and receive messages 
without difficulty. A contract has accordingly been made 
with Messrs. Johnson & Whittemore for fifteen of their 
magneto-telegraph instruments. 

FIRE BOAT. 

The steamer W. M. Flanders, put into service early in the 
year 1873, has proved to be an important auxiliary in the 
protection of the city against fire. A large water front, 
which, in many cases, could not be reached at all with the 
other apparatus, is commanded completely by the Fire Boat, 
and the expenditure necessary to maintain her in the service 
is not only warranted but demanded by the large amount of 
property which would be wholly without protection if no 
provision was made to reach it from the water side. 

REPAIR SHOP. 

The establishment of a repair shop for the department 
has been deemed important ; and the sum estimated by the 
Board as necessary to start it has been appropriated by the 
City Council for this purpose. The waut of such a shop has 
been felt for some time past, and the recent considerable 
increase in the apparatus has made it even more necessary. 
The difficulty of getting repairs done promptly, which has 
hitherto been frequently experienced, will be avoided. 
Workmen whose whole time is employed upon fire-apparatus 
should become more skilled and do better work than can be 
secured in any other way. It is believed, also, that by care- 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 17 

ful management, there will be a saving to the city in the 
matter of expense ; but the shortening of the time which 
a piece of apparatus while in the shop is thrown out of ser- 
vice may well be a matter of far greater importance. The 
enginemen will, as a rule, go with their engines to the 
shop, and, by assisting in the repairs, gain that intimate 
knowledge of construction which it is important that they 
should have. 

The only available building, well adapted for this purpose, 
is the one at present occupied by Hook and Ladder Com- 
pany No. 3, upon Harrison avenue. It is proposed to estab- 
lish the shop there, as soon as the new house which has been 
recommended for this company is completed. 

NEW APPARATUS. 

The only new apparatus purchased by the Board are four 
Chemical Eugines (Babcock) not yet placed in commission. 

There have, besides, been added since the first of Decem- 
ber,- . the following, all of which had been previously con- 
tracted for : — 

Engine No. 24, from Messrs. Clapp & Jones, now located in 
the new house on Warren corner, Quincy 
street. 
Engine No. 26, from Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, 
just received, and to be placed in the 
Mason-street house. 
Four Horse Hose-Carriages, from the Amoskeag Manufac- 
turing Company, run in connection with 
Engine Companies Nos. 4, 7, 8 and 10. 
One Skinner Ladder-Truck, from Skinner Truck Manufac- 
turing Company. 

The Chemical Engine (Babcock patent) in use in the de- 
partment has on several occasions proved to be very useful. 
Carrying about 120 gallons of water, and equipped with 300 

2 



18 City Document. — No. 66. 

feet of hose, so light as to be readily handled by one man, it 
can be made available the instant it reaches the fire. Little 
value is in practice attached to the eifect of the carbonic acid 
gas evolved as a means in itself of extinguishing fire, but as 
a convenient reservoir of power which can be made available 
at a moment's notice, it serves a very useful purpose, espe- 
cially in the early stages of a fire. 

In December, a similar engine, made by Chas. T. Hollo- 
way, of Baltimore, which had been contracted for before this 
Board was appointed, was delivered. It was inspected and 
approved, but the city was enjoined from using it by the 
New England Fire Extinguisher Co., upon the ground of 
infringement of patent. Acting under the advice of the 
City Solicitor, the Board agreed to accept it, provided Mr. 
Holloway furnished satisfactory bonds to protect the city 
from legal proceedings in the event of the injunction being 
served. This he failed to do, although the Board delayed 
action nearly three months. In March, the Board, feeling 
that more of these engines were needed, purchased of the 
Babcock Manufacturing Co. four new chemical engines, with 
the latest improvements, viz., two first-class, of 150 gallons' 
capacity, and two second-class,' of 100 gallons' capacity 
each, and turned in the old ones in part payment. They 
have recently been received, and will be placed in service at 
an early day. 

The Skinner Extension Ladder, conditionally ordered be- 
fore the appointment of the Board, was not, when delivered, 
in all respects satisfactory, and not what the service required. 
It was subsequently purchased, however, at a reduced 
price, and altered" in order to carry a sufficient number of 
ladders, so placed as to be easily removed, and to interfere 
in no way with its use as an independent extension ladder. 
It cau be extended to ninety feet, and is self-supporting. 

The height of modern buildings in cities diminishes very 
much the value of ordinary ladders, and a good extension 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 19 

self-supporting ladder is recognized as a want not yet satis- 
factorily met. 

DUTY OP CITIZENS. 

The Board are sparing no pains to make the Fire Depart- 
ment the sure reliance which they believe it should be within 
its proper sphere. At the same time they feel it incumbent 
upon them to urge upon all citizens the duty of protecting 
themselves so far as is practicable. In many of the larger 
and newer buildings of the city " stand-pipes " have been 
erected with hose upon every floor coupled on. In most 
cases they are so arranged that the hose of an engine can 
also be coupled to the stand-pipe at the level of the sidewalk. 
In some cases " sprinklers " have been very advantageously 
introduced in connection with the stand-pipe. Many of the 
larger buildings have steam-engines with their stand-pipes, 
and a watchman always on duty. These and other similar 
appliances will, it is believed, show their great value should 
occasion arise for their use. In the very large majority 
of buildings, however, occupied as dwellings or small 
shops, such expensive arrangements are out of the ques- 
tion ; and yet it is highly important that these should like- 
wise be provided with some simple fire apparatus. Few 
people realize, unless their attention has been specially 
directed to it, how effective even a small quantity ot 
water is in putting out a fire, provided only that it is well 
applied, and applied directly upon the fire. Nothing can be 
simpler than a small hand-pump and a bucket of water, and 
yet hardly anything is more effective in the early stages of a 
fire. The Board, impressed with the importance of this sim- 
ple means of preventing large fires, examined several pumps, 
and came to the conclusion that the Johnson Force-pump 
answered the conditions better on the whole than any other 
offered for their inspection. They have accordingly re- 



20 City Document. — No. 66. 

quested the co-operation of the Board of Underwriters in a 
plan for the general introduction of these pumps. It is 
proposed that there shall be a reduction of the pre- 
mium of insurance in buildings furnished with a certain 
number of these pumps, fire-axe, and buckets (three buckets 
to each pump), provided they are located and kept under 
such regulations as the Board of Fire Commissioners may 
make. The buckets are to be kept always filled with water, 
and all to be frequently inspected by the officers of the de- 
partment. The small price at which these are furnished 
($10 for one pump, three buckets and one axe) brings them 
within the reach of every one. 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. 

The physical examination which all are required to pass 
before being appointed is such as to exclude all who are not 
able-bodied. The examination has been faithfully made by 
Dr. Samuel A. Green, City Physician. 

The thanks of the Board are due for the courtesy shown 
by him in this self-imposed duty, not legally required of him. 

The points covered by the examination are the follow- 
ing : — 

Name — Height — Age — Weight — Birthplace, and Oc- 
cupation. 

Have you any disease now? 

Have you ever had fits ? 

Have you ever received an injury on the head? 

Have you ever had a fracture or dislocation ? 

Have you ever been vaccinated ? 

Are you subject to the piles ? 

Is your eyesight good ? 

Is your hearing good ? 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 21 

PATROL. 

The members of each company of the permanent force are 
required to do patrol duty within the special sub-district 
assigned to that particular company. At all hours, day and 
night, one man of each company is upon the street, going 
over the required beats. His orders are " to notice the con- 
dition of all hydrants, reservoirs, fire-alarm boxes and fire- 
alarm telegraph wires, and keep a sharp lookout for any 
indications of fire, or any neglect or carelessness on the part 
of any person which may be the occasion of fire." 

In the reappointment of former members, as Avell as in the 
appointment of new, the Board have had but one object in 
view, that is, to secure the best men fitted for the work. 
Preference has naturally been given to old members, pro- 
vided their age, character and ability were satisfactory. In 
all cases, special pains have been taken to select men of 
good habits and moral character. All are required to 
undergo a surgical examination, and those only who are sound, 
physically, and capable of enduring the exposures to which 
their duty subjects them, are accepted. The limit of age 
in all new appointments has been fixed at forty, except in 
the case of officers and skilled men, such as enginemeu. 
The expectation is held out that they will retain their 
positions during good behavior, and that fitness and faith- 
fulness in the discharge of their duty are the surest recom- 
mendations for promotion. 

The obstacles to a complete reorganization of the Depart- 
ment seem now to be removed, and the Board hope in a 
short time to accomplish the work, and to show as the result 
good discipline, efficiency, and in all respects a progressive 
and improving Fire Department. 

ALFRED P. ROCKWELL, 
TIMOTHY T. SAWYER, 
DAVID CHAMBERLIN, 

Fire Commissioners. 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS. 

One member is appointed annually in April, for a term of 
three years from the first Monday in May following. The 
nomination is made by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by 
the City Council. 

Timothy T. Sawyer, for three yeai's. 

Alfred P. Rockwell, Chairman, for two years. 

David Chamberlin, for one year. 

Salary, $4,000 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Cleric. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. 



ENGINEERS. 

CHIEF ENGINEER. 

"William A. Green, 8 Montgomery place. 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Joseph Dunbar, George Brown, 

John Bartlett, George C. Fernald, 

Wm. H. Cunningham, John Colligan, 

Samuel Abbott, Jr., James Monroe, 

John W. Regan, J. Foster Hewins, 

Brown S. Flanders, Inspector and Aid to the Chief. 
[Two vacancies.] 

CLERKS. 

Henry W. Lougley, Secretary. [Appointed by the Board 
of Engineers.] 

Chas. R. Classen, B. F. Underhill, Jr. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



23 



PAT-EOLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 



AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD. 



Chief Engineer, 
Supt. of Fire Alarms, 
Assistant Engineers, 



call, 



£3,300 per annum, 
2,500 
1,600 
300 



PERMANENT FORCE. 



Foreman, 


at the rate of $1,250 per annum 


Assistant Foreman, 


1,100 " 


Enginemen, 


1,200 " 


Assistant Enginemen, 


1,100 « 


Hosemen, 


1,000 " 


Laddermen, 


1,000 " 


Chemical Enginemen, 


1,100 " 


FIRE-BOAT. 


Captain, at the rate of $1,368.75 per annum 


Mate, ' 


1,186 25 " 


Enginemen. ' 


1,368 75 " 


Assistant Enginemen, ' 


1,186 25 » 


Steward, ' 


1,000 00 " 


Stoker, ' 


1,000 00 « 


Deck Hands, ' 


1,000 00 « 


CA 


LL FORCE. 


Permanent Foremen, 


at the rate of $1,000 per annum 


Call 


(< « 300 " 


Permanent Driver, 


1,000 


Hosemen, 


" « 225 " 


Laddermen, 


" " 225 " 



24 City Document. — No. Q6. 

STEAM FIEE ENGINES. 

STEAM FIEE ENGINE No. 1. 

Souse Dorchester, near Fourth street, South Boston. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. H. It is a double-reciprocating 
vertical engine, 7|-inck diameter cylinders, 8-inch stroke, 
pumps 4| inches in diameter and 8-inch stroke ; at a fair 
working speed it will discharge 650 gallons per minute. 

The weight of this engine, as drawn to fires, is 8,600 
pounds. 

Put into service September 17, 1872. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 2. 

House Fourth street, between K and L, South Boston. 

This engine was built by Huuneman & Co., of Boston, 
Mass. It is a double-reciprocating vertical engine, 7-inch 
steam cylinder, 8-inch stroke, 4|-inch pumps, so constructed 
as to work double t or single ; at a fair working speed will 
throw 500 gallons of water per minute. 

Put into service August 7, 1872. 

The weight of the engine, as drawn to fires, is 9,200 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 3. 

House on Washington Street, near Dover. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. It is a double-recipro- 
cating vertical engine, 7J-inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch 
stroke, pumps 4| inches in diameter, and 8-inch stroke ; 
will throw 500 gallons of water per minute. It has 4|- 
square feet grate-surface, 219 squai'e feet heating-surface. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 500 
feet of 2|-inch hose, as drawn to fires, is 8,100 pounds. 

Put into service July 1, 1867. 

This company was organized December 1, 1859. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 25 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 4. 

Engine located on Bulfinch street. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. It is a double-recipro- 
cating vertical engine, 7|-inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch 
stroke, pumps 4| inches in diameter and 8-inch stroke ; will 
throw 500 gallons of water per minute. It has 4§ square 
feet grate-surface, 219 square feet heating-surface. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 500 
feet of hose, as drawn to fires, is 8,510 pounds. 

Put into service November 7, 1867. 

STEAM FIEE ENGINE No. 5. 

House on Marion street, East Boston. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. It is a double-recipro- 
cating vertical engine, 7|-inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch 
stroke ; pumps 4| inches in diameter and 8-inch stroke ; 
will throw 500 gallons of water per minute. It has 4| 
square feet grate-surface, 219 square feet heating-surface. 

Put into service December 24, 1867. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 500 
feet of hose, as drawn to fires, is 8,650 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 6. 

House on Wall street. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, of Manchester, N. H. It has two steam cylinders, 
8 inches in diameter, and 12-inch stroke ; and two double- 
acting vertical plunger-pumps, A\ inches in diameter, both 
working in the same air-chamber. At a fair working speed 
it will discharge 600 gallons of water per minute. 

Put into service December 19, 1864. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 300 



26 City Document. — No. 66. 

feet of 2|-inch leading hose, as drawn to fires, is 10,045 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 7. 

House on East street. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. H. It is a double-recipro- 
cating vertical engine, 71-inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch 
stroke ; pumps, 4|-inch in diameter and 8-inch stroke ; 
will throw 500 gallons of water per minute ; it has 4§ square 
feet grate-surface, and 219 square feet heating-snrface. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 450 
feet of hose, as drawn to fires, is 8,970 pounds. 

Put into service September 25, 1870. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 8. 

House on Salem street. 

This engine was built by Messrs. Jucket & Freeman, 
Hampden street, Boston, Mass. Put into service April 26, 
1869. 

It is a double-reciprocating vertical engine, 7-inch steam 
cylinders, 8-inch stroke, with 4|-inch pumps, so constructed 
as to work double or single. 

The weight of the engine, as drawn to fires, is 7,200 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 9. 

House on Paris street, East Boston. 

This engine was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of 
this city. It is a double-reciprocating vertical engine, 71- 
inch steam cylinder, 8-inch stroke, with 4|~inch pumps, so 
constructed as to work double or single. 

Put into service Oct. 14th, 1872. The weight of this en- 
gine, as drawn to fires, is 9,300 pounds. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 27 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 10. 

House on Mi. Vernon, corner River street. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. H. It is a double-reciprocating 
vertical engine, 1\ -inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch stroke, 
pumps 4|'inches in diameter, and 8-inch stroke ; will throw 
400 gallons of water per minute. It has 4|- square feet grate- 
surface, 219 square feet heating-surface. The weight of this 
engine, with the hose-carriage and 400 feet of hose, a*s drawn 
to fires, is 8,610 pounds. Put into service February 1st, 
1870. This engine is one of the new pattern, with a crane- 
neck frame, so that the engine can be turned round within 
its length. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 11. 

. House on Sumner street, East Boston. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. It has one steam cylinder 
8 inches in diameter, and one double-acting vertical plunger- 
pump, of 4| inches in diameter, and 12-inch stroke ; capac- 
ity, 400 gallons of water per minute. Put into service Feb- 
ruary 15, 1867. 

The weight of this engine, as drawn to fires, is 8,500 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 12. 

House corner of Winslow and Dudley streets, Boxbury District. 

This engine was built by L. Button, Waterford, Saratoga 
County, N. Y. Put into service September 9, 1864. It is 
a reciprocating engine, steam cylinder 11^ inches in diame- 
ter, 6|-inch pump, and 9-inch stroke. 

At a fair working speed it will discharge 600 gallons of 
water per minute. The weight of this engine, as drawn to 
fires, is 6,800 pounds. 



28 City Document. — No. 66. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 13. 

House on Cabot street, Roxbury District. 

This engine was built by Messrs. Jucket & Freeman of this 
city. Put into service April, 1870. It is a double-recipro- 
cating vertical engine, 7^-iuch steam cylinders, 8-inch stroke, 
with 4|-inch pumps, so constructed as to work double or 
single. 

The weight of the engine, as drawn to fires, is 7,500 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 14. 

House on Centre street, Roxbury District. 

This engine was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. H. It is a double-reciprocating 
vertical engine, 7^-inch diameter cylinders, 8-inch stroke ; 
pumps 4| inches in diameter, and 8-inch stroke ; will throw 
500 gallons of water per minute ; it has 4| square feet grate- 
surface, and 219 square feet heating-surface. The weight of 
this engine, as drawn to fires, is 7,525 pounds. 

Put into service September 17, 1870. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 15. 

House corner Dorchester avenue and Broadway Extension. 

This engine was built by the Amokseag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. It is a double-reciprocat- 
ing vertical engine, 7|-inch diameter cylinders, 8-iuch stroke ; 
pumps 4| inches in diameter, and 8-inch stroke; will- throw 
500 gallons of water per minute. It has 4| square feet 
grate-surface, 219 square feet heating-surface. 

The weight of this engine, with the hose-carriage and 500 
feet of hose, as drawn to fires, is 8,500 pounds. Put into 
siervice December, 1869. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 29 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 16.. 

House on Temple street, Ward 16. 

This engine was built by William Jeffers, Pavvtucket, R. I. 
It has one steam cylinder 9 inches in diameter, and one 
double-acting vertical plunger-pump 5^ inches in diameter 
and 7Jr-inch stroke. At a fair working speed it will dis- 
charge 450 gallons of water per minute. 

Put into service October 20, 1869. 

The weight of apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 7,100 
pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 17. 

House on Meeting-house Hill, Ward 16. 

This engine was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of this 
city. It is a double-reciprocating vertical engine, 7-inch 
steam cylinder, 8-inch stroke, with 4^-inch pumps, so con- 
structed as to work double or single ; will discharge 600 
gallons of water per minute. 

Put into service March, 1866. The weight of the engine, 
as drawn to fires, is 8,350 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 18. 

House on Harvard street, Ward 16. 

This engine was built by William Jeffers, Pawtucket, R. I. 
It has one steam cylinder 6 inches in diameter, one double- 
acting plunger-pump 5^ inches in diameter, and 7|-inch 
stroke. At a fair working speed it will discharge 300 gallons 
of water per minute. 

Put into service January, 1870. The weight of this en- 
gine, including the hose-carriage with 350 feet of hose, as 
drawn to fires, is 7,347 pounds. 



30 City Document. — No. 66. 

• STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 19. 

House on Norfolk street, Dorchester District. 

This engine was built by William Jeffers, Pawtucket, R. I. 
It has one steam cylinder 9 inches in diameter, and one 
double-acting vertical plunger-pump h\ inches in diameter, 
and 7|-inch stroke. At a fair working speed it will dis- 
charge 300 gallons of water per minute. 

Put into service January 1st, 1870. The weight of this 
engine and hose-carriage and 350 feet of hose, as drawn to 
fires, is 7,500 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 20. 

House on Walnut street, Ward 16. 

This engine was built by William Jeffers, Pawtucket, R. I. 
It has one steam cylinder 9 inches in diameter, and one 
double-acting vertical plunger-pump of 5\ inches in diameter, 
and 7|-inch stroke. At a fair working speed her builder 
claims that she can discharge 400 gallons of water per 
minute. 

Put into service January, 1870. The weight of this en- 
gine, as drawn to fires, is 7,450 pounds. 



STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 21. 

House on Boston street, Ward 16. 

This engine was built by William Jeffers, Pawtucket, R. 
I. It has one steam cylinder 9 inches in diameter, and one 
vertical double-acting plunger-pump h\ inches in diameter, 
and 7|-inch stroke. At a fair working speed she will dis- 
charge 400 gallons of water per minute. Put into service 
December 27, 1869. The weight of apparatus, as drawn to 
fires, is 6,950 pounds. 



Fike Commissioners' Report. 31 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 22. 

House on Parker street, Highlands. 
Built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Manches- 
ter, N. H. 

"Weight, 5,250 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 23. 

House on Northampton street. 

Built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., Boston, Mass. 
Weight, 9,300 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE. ENGINE No. 24. 

House corner Warren and Quincy streets, Highlands. 

Built by Messrs. Clapp & Jones, Hudson, N. Y. Weight, 
7,000 pounds. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE No. 25. 

House on Washington square. 

Built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., Boston, Mass. Weight, 
7,300 pounds. 

The weight, as given above, is as the engines are drawn to 
fires, including hose carriages, and three members of the 
company permanently employed. 



HOSE CARRIAGES. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 2. 

House on Hudson, between Harvard and Oak Streets. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of 
this city. Its weight, as drawn to fires, is 3,080 pounds. 
Put into service September 17, 1870. 



32 City Document. — No. 66. 

HOSE CAREIAGE No. 3. 

House on North Grove street. 

This carriage was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. ; the weight of which, in- 
cluding the driver and 1,000 feet of leading hose, is 3,175 
pounds. 

Put into service July 4, 1868. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 5. 

House on Shawmut avenue, near Canton street. 

This carriage was built by Mr. L. B. Button, of Water- 
ford, N. Y. 

Put into service September 17, 1870. The weight of this 
apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 2,850 pounds. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 6. 

House 391 Chelsea street, East Boston. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., Bos- 
ton; the weight of which, with the driver and 800 feet of 
2^-inch hose, is 2,400 pounds. 

Put into service September 1, 1860. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 7. 

House on Tremont street, Roxbury District. 

This carriage was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, at Manchester, N. H. The weight of the carriage, 
as drawn to fires, with 800 feet of 2^-inch hose and the driver, 
is 2,830 pounds. 

Put into service July 4, 1868. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 33 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 8. 
House on Church street, between Fayette and Melrose streets. 

This carriage was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. H., the weight of which, as drawn 
to fires, with 800 feet of 2|-inch hose, is 3,120 pounds. 

Put into service September 17, 1870. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 9. 

House B street, South Boston. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Brigham, Mitchell & 
Co., of this city. The weight of this carriage,- as drawn to 
fires, with 500 feet of 2|-inch hose, and the driver, is 2,120 
pounds. 

Put into service November 1, 1860. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 10. 

House on Dorchester street, Washington Village, South Boston. 

This carriage was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, of Manchester, N. H. 

Put into service March 1, 1868. The weight of this car- 
riage, as drawn to fires, with 1,000 feet of 2|-inch hose and 
the driver, is 2,500 pounds. 

HOSE CARRIAGE No. 12. 

House corner Fourth and O streets, South Boston. 

Built by Wm. Gilchrist. 
Weight, as drawn to fires, 2,800 pounds. 
Put into service June 17, 1873. 
5 



34 City Document. — No. 66. 

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANIES. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 1. 

House on Warren square. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of 
this city, and is constructed to carry 18 ladders of various 
lengths, 4 axes, 4 rakes, 6 guy ropes, 2 lanterns, 2 fire-hooks 
and ropes, 1 crow-bar, 2 pick-axes, 4 shovels, 1 top maul, 
1 sledge-hammer, 2 dog hammers and belts, 10 dogs, 6 bolts 
and keys, 1 monkey wrench, 1 reservoir wrench, 1 butt 
ladder, 1 long-handle rake, 4 hay-forks, 6 crotch-poles, and 

3 brooms. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 7,085 
pounds. The butt and tip ladders are so arranged as to be 
handily spliced, thus making perfect ladders, from 63 to 65 
feet in length. 

Put into service December 20, 1869. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 2. 

House on Sumner, corner Orleans street, East Boston. 

This carriage was originally built by William Hunt, of 
East Boston, but has been materially altered since it was first 
constructed. 

The number of ladders carried is 18. 

There are also carried on the carriage, 2 hooks, 4 axes, 

4 rakes, 2 crow-bars, 4 guy-lines, 9 dogs for fastening lad- 
ders, 1 bucket, and 10 straps. 

The but and tip ladders are so arranged as to be handily 
spliced, thus making perfect ladders, from '57 to 60 feet in 
length. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 5,500 
pounds. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 35- 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 3. 

House on Harrison avenue, corner Wareham street. 

This carriage was built by George Bruce & Co., and 
rebuilt in 1870, by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of this city, 
and is constructed to carry 20 ladders, 2 fire-hooks, 9 crotch- 
poles, 5 axes, 4 rakes, 6 guy-ropes, with the necessary 
wrenches, hammers and dogs ; 3 lanterns, 2 fire-buckets, 
and 1 hand force-pump. Besides the above, there are 3 
butt-ladders of 20, 22 and 25 feet, which, when connected 
with the tip-ladders, may be raised from 55 to 65 feet. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 7,170 
pounds. 

Put into service June 1, 1860. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 4. 

House on Eustis street, Roxbury District. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of 
this city. The number of ladders carried is 16 ; there are 
also carried on the carriage 2 fire-hooks, 4 crotch-poles, 
4 axes, 5 rakes, 6 guy-ropes, 5 hay-forks, 3 lanterns, 3 
shovels, wrenches, hammers and dogs complete. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 5,500 
pounds. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 5. 

House on Fourth street, near Dorchester street, South Boston. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Hunneman & Co., of 
this city. 

Put into service March 3, 1870. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 5,800 
pounds. 

The number of ladders carried is 16, 2 fire-hooks, 5 crotch- 
poles, 4 axes, 4 rakes, 4 guy-ropes, 6 ladder-dogs, 2 ham- 
mers and 3 lanters. 



36 City Document: — No. 66. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 6. 

House on River street, Ward 16. 

Built by Hunneman & Co., Boston, Mass., and is con- 
structed to carry 22 ladders, 2 hooks, 7 crotch-poles, 2 axes, 
4 rakes, 4 guy-ropes* 6 dogs, 2 hammers, 1 lantern. 

Put into service August 20, 1873. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 7. 

House on Meeting-house Hill, Ward 16. 

This carriage was built by Messrs. Jucket & Freeman, of 
this city, and is constructed to carry 14 ladders, 2 fire-hooks, 
with ropes complete, 4 axes, 4 rakes, 2 augers, 2 iron-bars, 
2 brooms, 2 shovels, 4 guy-ropes, 4 crotch-poles, 3 hay- 
forks, 1 reservoir wrench, 1 monkey wrench, 4 dogs, 3 ham- 
mers and 2 belts. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 5,250 
pounds. 

Put into service January, 1869. 

HOOK AND LADDER No. 8. 

House on Washington square. 

The carriage in use by this company is the Old Relief, 
No. 1. Was put in service October 1, 1873. 

Weight of apparatus, as drawn to fires, about 7,000 
pounds. 



BABCOCK SELF-ACTING ENGINE No. 1. 

House on Bulfinch street. 

Apparatus built by the Babcock Manufacturing Company. 
Put in service February 10, 1873. Capacity of apparatus, 
150 gallons, or 75 gallons per tank. 
Weight, as drawn to fires, 4,200 pounds. 



Fire Commissioner's Eeport. 37 

EXTINGUISHER CORPS No. 2: 

Located in Hook and Ladder House No, 3. 

This wagon was built by Joseph T. Ryan, of this city. 
Put into service June 1, 1872. 

The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 3,250 
pounds. 

EXTINGUISHER CORPS No. 3. 

Located in Engine-house No. 9, East Boston. 

This wagon was built by Joseph T. Ryan, of this city. 
Put into service November 22, 1872. 
The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fires, is 2,610 
pounds. 

FIRE-BOAT. 

Located North side Central wharf. 

Apparatus built by the Atlantic Works. 

Put into service January 1, 1873. 

Capacity of apparatus, 2,500 gallons per minute, having 
4 steam pumps, and high-pressure boiler, and engine of 
80-horse power. 

CHARLESTOWJST. 

STEAM ENGINE. 

No. 1. Elm street. Built by Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Co., Manchester, N. H. Weight, 7,810 pounds. 

HOSE CARRIAGES. 

Hose No. 1. Main street. 

Hose No. 2. Main street. 

Hose No. 3. Winthrop street. 

Hose No. 4. Corner Bunker Hill and Tufts streets. 

HOOK AND LADDER CARRIAGE. 

No. 1. Main street. 



38 City Document. — No. 66. 

WEST KOXBURY. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINES. 

No. . Centre street, Jamaica Plain. Built by Hunne- 
man & Co., Boston, Mass., Jan. 1, 1871. Weight, as drawn 
to fire, 7,400 pounds. 

No. . Centre street, Jamaica Plain. Built by Hunne- 
man & Co., Boston, Mass., June 25, 1872. Weight, as 
drawn to fire, 4,500 pounds. 

HAND ENGINES. 

No. 2. Centre street, Jamaica Plain. Built by Hunne- 
man & Co., Boston, Mass., 1859. Weight, as drawn to 
fire, 3,300 pounds. 

No. 3. Corner Shawmut avenue and Poplar street. Built 
by Hunneman & Co., Boston, Mass., 1856. Weight, as 
drawn to fire, 3,100 pounds. 

HOOK AND LADDER CARRIAGE. 

No. 1. Centre street, in house with steamer. Built by 
Hunneman & Co., Boston, Mass, Dec. 21,- 1870. Weight, 
as drawn to fire, 4,500 pounds. 



BRIGHTON. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINE. 

No. I. Chestnut Hill avenue. Built by Hunneman & 
Co., Boston, Mass. Weight, 7,800 pounds. 

HOOK AND LADDER CARRIAGE. 

No. 1. Chestnut Hill avenue. Built by Hunneman & 
Co., Boston, Mass. Weight, 4,350 pounds. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 39 

FIRE APPARATUS AT STATIONARY POINTS. 

hose carriages and hose. 

There is apparatus located at the following points, for the 
more immediate protection of the neighborhood, and without 
organized companies : — 

One hose carriage, with two hundred and fifty feet of 
2-inch leather hose, at the City Hospital, on Harrison avenue, 
and under the care of the driver of Engine Company No. 23. 

One hose carriage at the Hook and Ladder House on Har- 
rison avenue, with one thousand feet of hose. 

Two hundred feet of cotton hose at City Stable, South 
End. 

One hose carriage, with four hundred feet of 2|-inch hose, 
at Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Eustis street, Highlands. 

At each of the above places are the needful wrenches, 
goosenecks, and pipes to be used with the hose. 

One hose carriage, with one thousand feet of 2^-inch hose, 
at Engine House No. 8, Salem street, to be used in cases of 
large fires. 

SPARE APPARATUS. 

Deer Island. One hand engine, with eight hundred feet 
of cotton hose, belonging to the Fire Department, and 
stored here, to be used by the convicts within the prison, if 
required. 

Steam fire-engines, formerly known as Nos. 1, 2, 7, 9, and 
one known as Propeller, one known as Jamaica Plain, one 
known as Mystic No. 1, are kept as spare engines. No. 10 
has been thoroughly rebuilt, and is at present as good as a 
new engine. 

One hook and ladder carriage, formerly known as No. 4, 
is kept as a spare carriage. 

Hose carriages, formerly known as Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8. 

One hand engine, known as " Boston " No. 8, stored at the 
Highlands. 



40 City Document. —No 66. 



FIRE-LADDERS. 



There are fire-ladders kept in the following location, to be 
used only in cases of fire in the immediate vicinity, before 
other apparatus can be brought to bear. 

Engine House on Fourth, near K street, four ladders. 



COAL HOUSES AND WAGONS. 

COAL HOUSES. 

No. 1 is located on Salem street. This house is in good 
repair, and supplies for the north and west sections of the 
city are taken from it in case of a large fire. 

No. 2 is located on Orleans street, East Boston. This is a 
new house, and, in case of fire, supplies are taken for the 
East Boston department. 

COAL WAGONS. 

No. 3 is located at Engine House No. 7, East street. 

No. 4 is located at Engine House No. 14, Centre street, 
Roxbury District. 

No. 5 is located at Hook and Ladder House 2s o. 5, Fourth 
street, near Dorchester street, South Boston. 

No. 6 is located at Engine House No. 13, Cabot street, 
Highlands. 

No. 7 is located at Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, 
Ward 16. 

No. 8 is located at Engine House No. 16, Temple street, 
Ward 16. 

No. 9 is located at Engine House No. 23, Northampton 
street. 

No. 10 is located at Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, 
Ward 16. 



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No. 11 is located at Engine House No. 4, Bulfinch street. 

No. 12 is located at Hook and Ladder House No. 3, cor- 
ner of Harrison avenue and Wareham streets. 

No. 1, Charlestown, is located at Engine House on Elm 
street. 

No. l,West Roxbury, is located at Engine House on Centre 
street. 



42 City Document. — No. QQ. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

John F. Kennard, Superintendent, Office, City Hall. He 

has also the care and charge of all the public Bells and 

Clocks. 
Operators, Charles A. Stearns, Cyrus A. George,. Granville 

S. Mendell, Charles M. Chaplin. 
Repairers, George S. Thorn, Adam McAfee, Uzziel Putnam, 

Wm. H. Godfrey. Benjamin F. Burchsted, General As- 
sistant. 

A constant watch is kept at the office, City Hall, night and 
day, by the operators. Each operator serves two alternate 
terms, of three hours each, as principal, and the same as as- 
sistant operator; so that twelve hours' service at the office, 
out of every twenty-four, is required from each operator. 
No operator is permitted to sleep during his watch, unless 
expressly relieved by some one else, and by consent of the 
Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for any 
mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours of 
duty. 

An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

Alarms are transmitted to the Central Office, from the 
Signal Stations or Boxes, by pulling a slide in the Box. The 
police officers, and one other person resident near each sta- 
tion, have keys to the Boxes. 

Alarms are sounded by striking the number of the box 
upon the Alarm Bells, and upon the Gongs in the Engine- 
Houses. 

Examples : To announce the existence of a fire near Box 
No. 41 (Old South Church), the bells will strike four, make 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 43 

a pause of a few seconds, then strike one, thus : 4 — 1. This 
will be repeated at intervals of about one-half minute. 

For a fire near Box No. 145 (South Boston Point), the 
bells will strike one, make a pause, then strike four, another 
pause, then strike Jive, thus: 1 — 4 — 5. 

Second Alarms are sounded by striking ten blows. Third 
Alarm.s are sounded by striking twelve blows twice, thus : 
12 — 12. 

In cases where the entire department are required, alarms 
are sounded by striking twelve blows three times, thus : 12 

— 12 — 12. 

In cases where Hook & Ladder Companies only are wanted, 
signal to be given by striking ten blows once, with the num- 
ber of the Company struck twice, thus : Hook & Ladder No. 
one, 10 — 1 — 1. Hook & Ladder No. four, 10 — 4 — 4. 
Hook & Ladder No. seven, 10 — 7 — 7. 

If more than one Hook & Ladder Company is wanted, the 
signal will be given thus : Hook & Ladder one and three, 10 

— 1 — 1 — 3 — 3. Hook & Ladder two and four, 10 — 2 

— 2 — 4 — 4. Hook & Ladder five and seven, 10 — 5 — 5 

— 7 — 7. 

No person will give alarms for the same fire (after the first 
alarm has been given), without an order from an Engineer; 
and the person so ordered will be sure to go to the same box 
from which the first alarm was given, and report the same to 
the Chief Engineer. 

Alarms are usually given about half a minute from the 
time the Box is operated. 

DIRECTIONS TO THOSE WHO HOLD SIGNAL KEYS. 

1. If a fire is discovered in your vicinity, go to the nearest 
Box. 

2. Pull the slide down once and let go. Wait at the Box, 
and direct the firemen to the fire. 



44 City Document. — No. 66. 

3. If you hear no reply on the bells, pull again. If still 
no reply, go to the nearest Box. 

4. The police, upon hearing the bells, will spring their 
rattles and call the number of the station. 

CAUTIONS. 

1. Be sure your Box is locked before leaving it. 

2. Never open the Box, except in cases of fire. 

3. Never let the key go out of your possession, unless 
called for by the Superintendent. 

There are 179 Signal Stations, distributed and located in 
accordance with the following plan : — 

LIST OF NUMBERS AND LOCALITIES OF THE BOXES. 

2. Corner Charter street and Phipps place. 

3. Corner Hull and Snowhill streets. 

4. Causeway street (Boston and Maine Freight Depot). 

5. Corner Causeway and Lowell streets. 

6. Corner Leverett and Willard streets. 

7. Corner Poplar and Spring streets. 

8. Merrimac House, Merriraac street. 

9. Constitution wharf. 

12. Corner Cooper and Endicott streets. 

13. Corner Hanover and Richmond streets. 

14. Corner Commercial street and Eastern avenue. 

15. Corner Commercial and Richmond streets. 

16. East end of Faneuil Hall. 

17. Salem, corner Hanover street. 

18. Quincy House. 

19. Haymarket square (Boston and Maine Depot). 
21. Corner Sudbury and Hawkins streets. 

23. Cambridge, opposite Bowdoin street. 

24. North Russell street (Church). 

25. West City Stables. 

26. Corner Cambridge and West Cedar streets. 



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27. River street (Steamer House No. 10). 

28. Corner Beacon and Spruce streets. 

29. Corner Beacon and Clarendon streets. 

31. Corner Beacon and Beaver streets. 

32. Corner Pinckney and Anderson streets. 

34. Corner Hancock and Myrtle streets. 

35. Beacon street, opposite Somerset. 

36. Court square (Police Station No. 2). 

37. Corner India street and Central Wharf. 

38. Corner Atlantic avenue and Long Wharf. 

39. Mason street. 

41. Corner Washington and Milk streets. 

42. Corner Winter street and Central place. 

43. Corner Washington and Bedford streets. 

45. Corner Federal and Franklin streets. 

46. Corner Milk and Oliver streets. 

47. Corner Broad street and Rowe's wharf. 

48. N. Y. and N. E. R. R. Station. 

51. Corner Purchase and Pearl streets. 

52. Corner Bedford and Lincoln streets. 

53. Corner Washington and Boylston streets. 

54. Corner Beach and Hudson streets. 

56. Corner Kneeland and South streets (O. C. Depot). 

57. Hudson street (Hose House No. 2). 

58. Harvard street (B. & A. Freight Depot). 

59. East street (School-house). 

61. Warrenton street, near Tremont. 

62. Corner Pleasant and Eliot streets. 

63. Berkeley street, near Commonwealth avenue. 

64. Corner Washington street and Indiana place. 

65. Corner Harrison avenue and Seneca street. 

67. Corner Washington and Common streets. 

68. Corner Harrison avenue and Wareham street. 

69. Corner Beacon and Exeter streets. 

71. Corner Warren avenue and Berkeley street. 



46 City . Document. — No. 66. 

72. Washington street (Steamer House No. 3). 

73. Corner Shawmut avenue and Waltham street. 

74. Declham street (Police Station No. 5). 

75. Shawmut avenue (Hose House No. 5). 

76. Corner Tremont and Rutland streets. 

78. Parker street and Railroad crossing. 

79. Corner Dover and Albany streets. 

81. Corner West Canton and Appleton streets. 

82. Northampton street (Hose House No. 4). 

83. Corner Tremont and Camden streets. 

84. South City Stables. 

85. Corner Castle and Albion streets. 

86. Corner Worcester street and Lincoln place (Com- 

monwealth Hotel). 

87. Corner Columbus avenue and Buckingham street. 

SOUTH BOSTON. 

121. Corner A and First streets. 

123. Corner Broadway and Dorchester avenue. 

124. Broadway, near C street (Police Station No. 6). 

125. Blake's Factory, Dorchester avenue. 

126. Corner Broadway and E streets. 

127. Corner Eighth and E streets. 

128. Corner Dorchester avenue and Dorchester street. 

129. Corner Sixth and B streets. 

131. Corner G and Eighth streets. 

132. Corner Broadwaj' and Dorchester street. 

134. Corner Fifth and D streets. 

135. Corner Eighth and K streets. 

136. Corner First and K streets. 

137. Fourth street, between K and L (Steamer House No. 2) . 

138. House of Correction (Gate). 

141. Boston wharf. 

142. Page's Mill, First street. 

143. Corner Dorchester and Seventh streets. 



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145. Corner P and Fourth streets. 

146. American Steam Safe Works, City Point. 

147. Corner G and Thomas streets. 

148. N. Y. and N. E. R. R. Machine Shop, near First street. 

EAST BOSTON. 

151. Old Ferry House. 

152. Corner Sumner and Lamson streets. 

153. Corner Webster and Orleans streets. 

154. Corner Maverick and Meridian streets. 

156. Corner Sumner and Border streets. 

157. Corner Decatur and Liverpool streets. 

158. Corner Paris and Decatur streets. 

161. Grand Junction Yard. 

162. Corner Bennington street and Central square. 

163. Corner Chelsea and Marion streets. 

164. Simpson's wharf, Marginal street. 

165. Corner Marion and Trenton streets. 

167. Smith and Fisher's Forge Works, Maverick street. 

171. Porter's wharf, Border street. 

172. Pottery Works, 146 Condor street. 

173. Corner Glendon and Eagle streets. 

174. Corner Brooks and Saratoga streets. 

175. Corner Chelsea and Saratoga streets. 

176. Sanborn's Tube Works, Saratoga street. 
178. Corner Moore and Saratoga streets. 

182. Corner Sumner and Paris streets. 

183. Corner Cottage and Everett streets. 

184. Corner Meridian and Princeton streets. 

185. Corner Putnam and Lexington streets. 

ROXBURY. 

212. Corner Albany and Hampden streets. 

213. Corner Norfolk avenue and Hampden street. 

214. Corner Washington and Arnold streets. 



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215. Corner Tremont and Cabot streets. 

216. Corner Ruggles and Parker streets. 

217. Corner Ruggles and Tremont streets. 

218. Corner Ruggles street and Shawmut avenue. 

219. Longwood avenue (Carpet Factory). 

231. Hook and Ladder No. 4 (Eustis street). 

232. Corner Eustis and Dearborn streets. 

234. Police Station No. 9, Dudley street. 

235. Corner Winslow and Dudley streets (Eng. No. 12), 

236. Corner Cabot and Culvert streets (Eng. No. 13). 

237. Corner Dudley and Putnam streets. 

238. Small-pox Hospital, Swett street. 

239. Shawmut avenue (H. R. R. stables). 

241. Corner Warren street and Walnut avenue. 

242. Corner Clifford street and Blue Hill avenue. 

243. Centre street (Engine No. 14). 

245. Police Station No. 10, Pynchon street. 

246. Longwood. 

247. Corner Tremont and Francis streets. 

248. Repair Shops, Boston and Providence R. R. 

249. Parker street, Burkhardt's Brewery. 

251. Corner Highland and Cedar streets. 

252. Corner Dale street and Shawmut avenue. 

253. Corner Warren street and Blue Hill avenue. 

254. Corner Pynchon and Heath streets. 

256. School-house, Heath street. 

257. Corner Townsend and Warren streets. 

261. Egleston square. 

262. Corner Highland and Marcella streets. 

263. Corner Centre and Creighton streets. 

264. Corner Walnut avenue and Munroe street. 

DORCHESTER. 

312. Corner Boston and Mt. Vernon streets. 

313. Corner Dorchester avenue and Cottage street. 



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314. Engine House No. 21, Boston street. 

315. Corner Stou^hton and Cottage streets. 

316. Engine House No. 17, Meeting-house Hill. 

317. Corner Bird and Ceylon streets. 

318. Stoughton-street Station, N. Y. & N. E. R. R. 
321. Savin Hill. 

323. Glover's Corner. 

324. Corner Green and Bowdoin streets. 

325. Field's Corner. 

326. Harrison square. 

327. Harris School-house, Adams street, opp. Centre. 

328. Putnam's Nail Works, Port Norfolk. 

341. Corner Commercial and Preston streets. 

342. Corner Neponset avenue and Minot street. 

343. Corner Water and Walnut streets. 

345. Corner Adams and Granite streets. 

346. Corner Dorchester avenue and Codman street. 

347. Corner Washington and Fuller streets. 

348. Corner Richmond and Adams streets. 

351. Corner Washington street and Dorchester avenue. 

352. Engine House No. 16. 

353. Engine House No. 19, Norfolk street. 

354. Corner Norfolk and Madison streets. 

356. Corner Washington and Norfolk streets. 

357. Engine House No. 18, Harvard street. 

361. Corner Harvard street and Blue Hill avenue. 

362. Superintendent's house, Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

charlestown. 

3. Holmes' Manufactory, Medford street. 

4. No. 305 Medford street. 

5. Junction Medford and Bunker-Hill streets. 

6. Corner Main and Sever streets. 

7. Corner Main and Eden streets. 

8. Main street, foot of Baldwin street. 

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9. Cambridge street, corner Brighton street. 

12. Corner Miller and Main streets. 

13. Corner Washington and Union streets. 

14. Front street, foot of Arrow street. 

15. Fitchburg E. R. yard. 

16. Junction Main and Harvard streets. 

17. Corner Richmond and Chapman streets. 
21. City square, corner Chamber street. 

23. Henley street, corner Henley place. 

24. Junction of Tufts, Vine and Bunker-hill streets. 

25. Corner Concord and Bunker-hill streets. 

26. Wallace court. 

31. Corner Bunker-Hill and Webster streets. 

32. Corner Walker and Russell streets. 

34. No. 21 Medford street. 

35. Waterman's Mill. 

41. Steamer House, Elm street. 

42. Navy Yard. 

WEST ROXBURY. 

4. Engine House, Centre street. 

5. Corner Pond and Prince streets. 

6. Corner Prince and Perkins streets. 

7. Corner May and Centre streets. 

13. Jamaica Plain R. R. station. 

14. Boylston street R. R. station. 

15. Hyde's Corner. 

16. Forest Hill R.R. station. 

23. Corner South and Key streets. 

24. Roslindale R. R. station. 

25. Central R. R. station. 

32. West Roxbury R. R. station. 

34. Corner School and Shawmut avenue. 

42. Mt. Hope R. R. station. 

43. Canterbury School-house. 

51. Corner Scarborough and Walnut streets. 



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51 



The Meridian Bells. — Forty-eight bells, eighty-nine 
gongs, and forty-nine tappers, at their various locations on 
churches, school-houses, in engine-houses and R. R. depots, 
are struck from the Fire-Alarm Office precisely at noon, every 
day. Care is taken to secure the utmost accuracy in the 
time, for which purpose a chronometer is used, and com- 
pared with the time of Cambridge Observatory as often as 
necessary. 

recapitulation. 



There are 216 fire-alarm boxes, 


divided 


is follows, 


viz. 


: — 


Boston ..... 






70 


South Boston 




















22 


East Boston 




















24 


Roxbury 




















34 


Dorchester 




















29 


Charlestown 




















21 


West Roxbury 




















16 



216 



FIRES AND ALARMS 



JANUAEY 1st, 1873, TO OCTOBEE 31st, 1873. 



JANUARY, 



Wednesday. No. 103 Warrenton St. Brick dwelling-bouse. 

1st. Slight damage. 
8.36 a.m. Owned by Samuel L. Perkins. 

Box 62. Occupied by several families. 

Wednesday. No. 4 Plympton Court. 

1st. Slight fire in a closet of a wooden dwelling. 
4.34 p.m. Owned by Gilbert Knight. 

Box 83. Occupied by John Hickey. 

Wednesday. Newton St. Brick building. 

1st. Slight fire in the St. James Hotel. 
7.28 p.m. Owned by M. M. Ballou. 

Box 84. Caused by gas explosion. 

Wednesday. Nos. 12 and 14 Bowker St. 

1st. Slight Are in the brick building. 
8.00 p. m. Occupied by Moody & Burnett as a blacksmith's shop. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1» 



Wednesday. North Avenue, Dorchester District. Wooden dwelling. 
1st. Owned by W. H. Sellon. 

8.34 p.m. Loss, 4,000. Insurance $4,000. 

Box 315, Occupied by W. H. Sellon. 

Loss 800. Insurance 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Thursday. Beethoven St., Highlands. Unoccupied wooden dwelling-house. 
2d. Owned by Wni. Patterson. 

1.54 a.m. Supposed incendiary. 

Loss $7,000. Insurance $7,000. 



Box 252. 
2.20 a.m. 
Box 254. 



Second alarm. 



Thursday. Engine Co. No. 14 called to the ruins of the above fire. 

2d. 

10.00 A.M. 

Still alarm. 

Saturday. No. 328 Border St., East Boston. 

4th. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
2.47 a.m. Owned by Thomas Mears. 

Box 171. Occupied by Wm. Sturtevant. 



Saturday. No. 207 Endicott St. Brick tenement house. 

4th. Owned by James O'Dowd. 

11.30 a.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 

Box 12. Occupied by several families. At this fire a child of Mr. O'Dowd 

was badly burned. 



Monday. 280 Causeway St. Wooden sheds, used for the storage of wood, 

6th. coal, lime, etc. 

1.43 a.m. Owned by heirs of Luther Goodnow. 

Box 4. Loss $800. No insurance. 

Occupied by Dexter Eoby & Co. 

Loss $4,000. No insurance. 



Monday. 511 Commercial St., Bartlett's Wharf. Wooden buildings, used for 

6th. storage of soda, ash, and lime. 

3.08£ a.m. Owned by Wm. H. Nichols. 

Box 2. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Occupied by W. H. Nichols. 
3.15 a.m. Second alarm. 



Tuesday. 248 Hanover Street. 

7th. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
10.40 a.m. Owned by L. Ritchie. 

Box 13. Occupied by Mrs. Stone. 



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Tuesday. 1480 Tremont St., Highlands. Wooden building. 



7th. 
7.35 p.m. 
Box 255. 



Used for a Furniture Manufactory. 
Owned by Wassineus & Wittles 

Occupied by same. 



Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Loss $16,000. Insurance $16,000. 



Wednesday. Highland St., Eoxbury District. Wooden building. 

8th. Owned and occupied by the City of Boston, as a stable for the 

4.40 p.m. Paving Department. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 14. 



Wednesday. No. 52 Wareham St. Brick building, for the manufactory of Fur- 



8th. 
6.40 p.m. 
Box 68. 



6.49 a.m. 
7.05 a.m. 



niture and Extension Tables. 
Owned by J. J. McNutt. 



Occupied by A. Sherman. 
Occupied by Bossom & Co. 



Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Loss $3,000. Insurance $3,000. 



Loss $5,000. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by Pierce, Gilman & Tuttle. 
Second alarm. 
Third alarm. 



Friday. 



Corner of Broadway and A St. South Boston. 



10th. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

8.30 a.m. Owned by Win. Linton. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Wm. Linton. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 



Friday. No. 26 Winter St. Slight fire. Caused by gas explosion, in granite 

10th. building. 

7.56 a.m. Owned by John A. Lowell. 

Box 42. Occupied by Shepard, Norwell & Co. No damage. 



Friday. 

10th. 

11.44 p.m. 

Box 79. 



11.55 p.m. 



55 Bristol St., brick building, used for the manufactory of corsets, 
shirts, and marble works. 
Owned by John S. Blair. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 
Occupied by Palmer, Potter & Williams. 

Loss $1,355. Insurance $1,355. 
Occupied by Marr Brothers, and Harmon & Coogan. 
Second alarm. 



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Saturday. 23 South Mat St. Wooden dwelling. Caused by a defective flue. 

11th. Slight loss. 
9.25 a.m. Owned by Chas. Rollins. 

Box 68. Occupied by several families. 



Saturday. 54 Nashua St. Brick dwelling. Caused by explosion of a kerosene 



lamp. 
Owned by Timothy O'Connor. 



11th. 

9.27 p.m. 
Box 5. Loss $75. Insurance $75. 

Occupied by M. Welsh. 
A young child was severely burned by the explosion. 



Monday. 720 Harrison Avenue. Four-story brick building, known as the 

13th. " Harrison Hotel." 

6.57 p.m. Owned by Frederick H. Rand. 

Box 74. Loss $500. Insurance 

Occupied by several parties. 
Supposed Incendiary. 



Thursday. 26 Devonshire St. Brick building. Fire caught in the third story. 
16th. Owned by Chas. T. Paine. 

8.45 p.m. Loss $600. Insurance i 

Box 41. Occupied by Holmes & Co., and the Old Colony Brick Co. 



Thursday. 717 Seventh St., South Boston. Caused by the burning of a straw 
16th. bed. 

3.43 p.m. Owned by E. S. Johnson. 

Box 146. Occupied by N. Drury. 



Thursday. 

16th. 
9.07 p.m. 
Box 167. 



188 Everett St., East Boston. Caused by the burning of a bed. 
Owned by Michael Buckley. 
Occupied by Michael Buckley. 



Friday. Blue Hill Avenue, Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

17th. Owned by John Hunt. 

11.15 a.m. Loss $135. Insurance $135. 

Box 234. Occupied by J. Hunt. 

Loss $65. Insurance $65. 



Friday. 110 Third St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

17th. Occupied by Wm. Miller. 

9.15 p.m. Caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. A lady was fatally 
Still alarm. burned by the explosion. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 



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Saturday. Cor. op Warwick and Greenwich Sts., Highlands. 

18th. False Alarm. Caused by seeing a bright light in an unfinished house. 

6.40 p.m. 
Box 215. 



Saturday. Cor. Commercial Wharf and Atlantic Avenue. Slight fire in 
18th. granite building. 

7.00 p. m. Owned by Commercial Wharf Co. 

Box 15. Loss $100. Insurance $ 100. 

Occupied as a tobacco store by Carruth & Co. 



Sunday. Cor. Beach and South Sts. Brick building. As a grocery and 

19th. liquor store. 

5.55 a.m. Owned by James Collins. 

Box 56. Loss $100. Insurance $100. 

Occupied by J. Collins. 
Caused by a young boy setting fire to a window-curtain, who con- 
cealed himself in the store for the purpose of stealing. 



Monday. Sheridan Ayenue, Highlands. Brick dwelling-house. 
20th. Owned by Michael E. Bowe. 

6.26 p.m. Loss $3,350. Insurance $3,350. 

Box 256. Unoccupied. 

Supposed Incendiary. 
6.47 p.m. Second alarm. 



Tuesday. In the Wooden Passenger Depot, at Neponset, Ward 16. 

21st. Slight fire. 

4.45 p.m. Owned by the O. C. & N. R. E. Co. 

Still alarm. Occupied by the O. C. & N. B. R. Co. 

Caught from stove-pipe. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 20. 



Tuesday. No. 66 South St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

21st. Occupied by Mr. Leary. 

11.15 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 7. 

Still alarm. 



Wednesday. Eagle Street, East Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 
22d. Owned by George Davis. 

9.21 p.m. Loss $800. Insurance 

Box 173. Occupied by Chas. Davis. 



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Friday. Everett. Court, East Boston. 

24th. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
8.31 a.m. Owned by Mary O'Donnell. 

Box 167. Occupied by Mary O'Donnell. 



Friday. Meeting House Hill, Ward 16. 

24th. Slight fire in a wooden building. 

2.30 p.m. Occupied by the First Parish Church. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17, and Hook and Ladder Co. 

No. 7. 



Friday. 

24th. 

11.50 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Cor. Cambridge and Staniford Sts. 

Slight fire in brick building, known as the Derby House. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher No. 1. 



Sunday. 

26th. 

8.45 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Chandler St. Slight fire in wooden building, used for dry house. 
Owned by Joseph F. Paul. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



Monday. 209 and 213 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden buildings. 

27th. Eating and Clothing Stores. 

6.33 a.m. Owned by Robert McDevitt. 

Box 124. Loss $253. Insurance $253. 

Occupied by J. H. Donnelly. 

Loss $50. Insurance $50. 
Occupied by C. H. Knaus. 



Monday. 168 Warren Street, Roxbury District. Wooden dwelling. 

27th. Owned by John Anderson. 

7.13 a.m. • Loss $2,563. Insurance $2,563. 

Box 241. Occupied by same. 

Loss $725. Insurance $725. 
The pire caught from a defective flue in the L part. 



Monday. Zeigler St., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

27th. Owned by Chas. Haines. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by William Gannett. 

Still alarm. Caught in wood-work near the range. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 12. 



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Wednesday. Cor. oe- Dorchester Ave. and Dorchester St., So. Boston. Wood- 
29th. en dwelling. 

10.23 a.m. Owned by Alderman J. Powers. 

Box 128. Loss $1,750, Insurance $1,750. 

Occupied by same. 

Loss $1,450. Insurance $1,450. 
Caught from an old-fashioned fire-place. 

Wednesday. Cor. Paris and Decatur Sts., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden 
29th. dwelling. 

12.15 a.m. Owned by Mrs. O'Neil. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. O'Neil. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 9, and Extinguisher Corps No. 3. 

Wednesday. 4 Everett Place, East Boston. Wooden dwelling. 
29th. Owned by John White. 

8.18 p.m. Occupied by John White. 

Box 167. Caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Thursday. National Dock Co.'s Wharf, E. B. 

30th. Caused by the burning of 6 bales of jute. 

3.15 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 9, and Extinguisher Corps No. 3. 
Still alarm. 

Thursday. 39 Chelsea St., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
30th. Owned by D. Byron. 

8.30 p.m. Occupied by D. Byron. 

Still Alarm. Cause defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 9, and Extinguisher Corps No. 3. 

Thursday. Botvdoin St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

30th. Owned by N. Pope. 

9.11 p.m. Occupied by N. Pope. 

Box 357. Caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Thursday. 45 Eliot St. Slight fire in brick building. 

30th. Used as an upholstery shop. 
9.52 p.m. Owned by H. H. Peters. 

Box 53. Occupied by Henry Hermon. 

■ Friday. 82 Canal St. Slight fire in brick building. 
31st. Owned by Cyrus Wakefield. 

1.55 p.m. Occupied by Perry, Cook & Tower, as a dry goods hquse. 

Box 19. 



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Whole number of alarms 54, including 14 still alarms. 

Loss on buildings $27,826. Insurance $26,726. 

Loss on stock $32,445. Insurance $28,445. 

Number of alarms during the month of January, 1873, Seventy. 



FEBRUARY. 

Sunday. 30 Lancaster Street. Slight fire in wooden building, used as a store- 

2d. house and carpenter's shop. 

2.48 a.m. Owned by Chas. Dupee. 

Box 5. Occupied by Thomas Burns. 



Wednesday. 152 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden building. 
5th. Occupied as a dwelling and saloon. 

1.50 a.m. Owned by Chas. Brigham. 

Still alarm. Loss $300. Insurance 

Occupied by Albert L. Walsh. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15, and Hose Co. No. 9. 



Wednesday. No. 8 Pemberton Sq. Brick building. 
5th. Occupied by the Sand Glass Co. 

9.30 p.m. Slight damage. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



Wednesday. No. 37 Travers St. Brick dwelling. 
5th. Owned by Winnifred Cunningham. 

11.55 a.m. Occupied by Winnifred Cunningham. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight damage by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. 



Thursday. Bear op 68 Kingston St. Slight fire in wooden building. 
6th. Owned by Jordan & Marsh. 

3.00 a.m. Occupied as a carpenter's shop by D. Perkins, and as a dwelling 

Box 43. by Cyrus Brown. 



Saturday. Washington St. , Ward 16. Wooden building. 
8th. Owned by Robert F. Tolman. 

7.15 p.m. Occupied as a grocer's store by Purness & Twombly. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 16, and 

Hook and Ladder Co. No. 6. 



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Sunday. No. 198 Second St., South Boston. Brick building. 

9th. Used as an iron foundry. 

6.37 a.m. Owned by Samuel Vance. 

Box 124. Loss $935. Insurance $935. 

Occupied by Vance & Co. 



Monday. 8 Hartop Place, Highlands. Unoccupied wooden dwelling. 

10th. Owned by Dr. George J. Arnold. 

2.14 a.m. Loss $2,500. Insurance $2,500. 

Box 232. 



Monday. No. 37 Bowdoin St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

10th. Owned by Melvin Lord. 

9.00 a.m. Occupied by Melvin Lord. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



Monday. No. 35 Hanover St. Brick Building. 

10th. Caused by fumigating a room where there had been a case of small - 

5.00 p.m. pox. 

Still alarm. Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1 were in attend- 

ance. 



Monday. 

10th. 

5.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 107 Hudson St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Occupied by Mrs. Strafford. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



Monday. No. 7 Athens St., South Boston. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

10th. Owned by P. Haughlin. 

7.00 p.m. Occupied by P. Sullivan. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 



Monday. 5 Athens St. Wooden building. 

10th. Caused by the burning of some old clothes. 
7.30 p.m. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 

Still alarm. 



Tuesday. 411 Washington St. Brick building. 

11th. Occupied by Haley, Morse & Co. as a furniture store. 

1.31 p. m. Caused by the burning of some oiled rags. 
Box 53. 



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Tuesday. Newton St. Brick building. 

11th. Owned by the Church of the Unity Society. 

10.00 p.m. Occupied by the Church of the Unity Society. 

Still alarm. Loss $500. Insurance 

Caused by overheated register. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Wednesday. No. 8 Bowdoin Sq. Brick building, known as the "Tem- 
12th. pie House." 

10.20 a.m. Occupied by E. B. Pierce. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight loss by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extin- 

guisher Corps No. 1. 



Wednesday, No. 9 Swan St. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
12th. Owned by Robert Bishop. 

11.15 a.m. Occupied by John Costello. 

Box 123. Caused by children playing with matches. 

Wednesday. 149 Hudson St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
12th. Owned by Mr. Taylor. 

10.30 a.m. Occupied by Warren French and Mrs. Dunn. 

Still alarm. Caught from the grate. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 

Thursday. 38 K Street, South Boston. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
13th. Owned by Bridget Murphy. 

9.45 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Collins and others. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 



Thursday. 
13th. 
10.15 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



No. 70 Middlesex St. 

Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Thursday. Cor. Fulton Pl. and North St. Slight fire around the furnace in 

13th. the brick and wooden building. 

0.30 p.m. Owned by W. B. Richards. 

Box 15. Occupied by Stackpole & Perkins, Farnum & Otis, and Mr. Morey. 



Thursday. Spring St. Brick dwelling. 
13th. Owned by John Carr. 

1.54 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 6. Alarm caused by drying plastering 



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Thursday. Fulton Pl., cor. North Street. Fire in building. 

13th. Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1, were called to 
4.00 p.m. extinguish it. 

Still alarm. 

Thursday. Adams St., Ward 16. Wooden building. 
13th. Used as a cabinet shop. 

4.30 p.m. Owned by Oliver Hall & Son. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Oliver Hall & Son. 

Caught from the upsetting of a stove. 

Extinguished with slight loss by Engine No. 17, and Hook and 
Ladder No. 7. 



Thursday. 

13th. 

7.38 p.m. 

Box 172. 



Condor St., East Boston. 
Wooden shed, attached to the Pottery. 
Owned by Wm. F. Homer. 

Occupied by Wm. F. Homer. 



Loss 



). Insurance 



Thursday. No. 431 Beacon St. Brick dwelling. 
13th. Owned by Mrs. S. H. Savage. 

9.25 p.m. Loss $150. Insurance $150. 

Box 69. Occupied by Samuel H. Savage. 

Loss $250. Insurance $250. 
Caused by a lighted gas jet coming in contact with a window-curtain. 



Thursday. Harvard St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 
13th. Owned by Christopher K. Miller. 

10.50 p.m. -. Loss $100. Insurance 

Still alarm. Occupied by C. K. Miller. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 
Caught from defective flue. 



Friday. Dorchester Ave., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

14th. Owned by Patrick Rogers. • 

3.00 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Rogers. 

Still alarm. Caused by children playing with matches. 

Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 17, and 
Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7. 



Saturday. Adams St., Ward 16. Wooden building. 

15th. Used for a carpenter's shop. 

11.54 a.m. Owned by James Pope. 

Box 351. Loss $100. Insurance 

Occupied by John, Pope. 
Caused by a defective stove-pipe. 



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Sunday. Cor. Washington St. and Worcester Sq. Freestone building. 

16th. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

7.19 p.m. Loss $10,000. Insurance $10,000. 

Box 75. Occupied by the Central Club. 

Loss $2,400. Insurance $2,400. 
Mr. Allen's loss on furniture, $1,450. Insurance $1,450. 



Tuesday. 127 and 129 Albany St. Brick building. 

18th. Used as a machine shop, slight damage. 
4.25 a.m. Owned by Brown and Chick. 

Box 58. Occupied by Smith & Lovett. 



Tuesday. No. 8 Tremont Bow. Brick building. 

18th. Used as a dry goods house. 

7.45 p.m. Occupied by Boynton & Roberts. 

Still alarm. Loss $500. Insurance 

Caught from stove. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



Tuesday. 112 Cambridge St. Brick building. Used as a grocery store. 

18th. Owned by William Prescott. 

8.30 p.m. Occupied by J. H. Grant. 

Still alarm. Caught from a defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, Extinguisher Corps No. 1, 
and Hose Co. No. 3. 



Wednesday. Washington and Concord Sts., 

19th. Block of wooden buildings forming the corner. 

1.42 a.m. Owned by Stephen Smith. 

Box 75. Loss $414. Insurance $414 

Occupied by the Sappho Club, as billiard rooms. 

Loss $200. Insurance $200 
Occupied by J. S. Johnston, grocer. 

Loss $100. Insurance $100 
Occupied by Edwin Shackford, furniture dealer. 

Loss 150. No Insurance 
Occupied by Parker Merrill, as a saloon. 

Loss $161. Insurance $161 



Wednesday. 8 Tremont Row. Brick building. Slight fire. 

19th. Used as a dry goods house. 
2.00 a.m. Occupied by Boynton & Roberts. 

Still alarm. ' Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



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Vednesday. 53 Wareham St. Brick buildin 

19th. Owned by Cresy & Noyes. 

9.07 p.m. 
Box 68. Occupied by the same parties. 

The fiee caught in the shaving room 



Used as a carpenter's shop. 

Loss $50. Insurance $50. 



Thursday. Rear of 248 Hanover St. Wooden tenement house. 
20th. Owned by James Ritchie. 

4.57 p.m. Loss $375. Insurance $375. 

Box 13. Occupied by Moses Goldstein. 

Caught from an overheated stove. 



Friday. . 180 Broad St. (Harris' Wharf). Wooden building. 

21st. Used as a fish house. 

1.20 a.m. Owned by Miss Mary Harris. 

Box 47. Loss $500. Insurance $500. 

Occupied by White, Frame & Co. 

Loss $1,200. Insurance $1,200. 



Friday. 

21st. 
4.40 p.m. 
Box 121. 



134 A Street, South Boston. Wooden building. 
Caused by the burning of a bed. 



Saturday. 

22d. 

6.45 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



148 Tyler St. Brick building. 
Slight fire. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



Saturday. Washington St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling-house. 
22d. Owned by Cyrus Carpenter. 

10.46 p.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 347. Supposed incendiary. 

11 p.m. Second alarm. 



Sunday. 1411 Washington St. Brick building. 

23d. Used as a confectionery and periodical store. 

1.23 a.m. Owned by Hannah C. Morey. 

Box 75. Loss $100. Insurance 



Monday. 

24th. 

8.45 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Bowdoin St. Slight fire in brick building, known as the " Winthrop 
House." 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



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No. 68 Marlboro St. Brick building. 
Owned by Harvey D. Parker. 



Monday. 

24th. 
0.25 p.m. 

Bos 63. Occupied by Miss Putnam 

Caused by defective flue. 



Loss $100. Insurance $100. 



Tuesday. 82 Sudbury St. Slight fire in brick building. 

25th. Used as a machine shop. 

2.35 a.m. Owned by the Codman Heirs. 

Box 21. Occupied by T. S. Clogston & Co. 

Wednesday. 90 Salem St. Slight fire in brick building. 
26th. Used as a clothing store. 

7.30 a.m. Occupied by Levi & Co. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, and Hose Co. No. 1. 

T.hursday. Cor. of Tremont St. and Montgomery Place. 

27th. Slight fire in brick building. 
1.30 a.m. Occupied by the Metropolitan Horse Eailroad Co. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Assistant Engineer Wm. A. Green, and citizens. 

Thursday. Lowell Place. 

27th. Slight fire in brick tenement house. 
10.03 A.M. 
Box 53. 



Thursday. Hanover and Blackstone Sts. Brick building, forming the corner. 
27th. Owned by heirs of Dr. Geo. C. Shattuck. 

10.06 a.m. Loss $12,750. Insurance $9,750. 

Box 17. Occupied by G. A. Sammett, as a mattrass manufactory. 

10.09 a.m. Loss $16,200. Insurance $16,200. 

Second alarm. Occupied by Mrs. John W. Pepper, confectioner. 

10.11 a.m. . Loss $4,000. Insurance $4,000. 

Third alarm. Occupied by Eessenden & Osgood, dry goods. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by R. M. Lowell, plumber. 

Loss $150. Insurance $150. 
Occupied by O. H. Edgerly, eating house. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Occupied by Chas. Harris, hair cutter. 

Not much loss. 
Occupied by R. McLoud & Co., provisions. 

Loss $97. Insurance $97. 
Occupied by McCafferty & Green, produce. 

Slight damage. 



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While at work at this Are the front wall fell, thereby killing 
Brown P. Stowell, and James Sturks, of Engine Co. 
No. 15, and John Prince, Jr., substitute of Engine Co. 
No. 11, and wounding the following members quite se- 
riously : A. C. Scott, T. Merritt, Chas. Ingersoll, and 
S. Stone, of Hose Co. No. 2. G. LeCain, and W. B. 
Marshall, of Hose Co. No. 4. H. Demary of Engine 
Co. No. 11. 0. L. Woods, and C. H. Smith, ofEngine 
Co. No. 15. The following members were slightly in- 
jured : E. Martin, of Hose Co. No. 4. W. Baker, of 
Engine No. 11. M. W. Hayes, substitute ofEngine Co. 
No. 15. S. D. Harrington, of Engine Co. No. 3. M. 
A. Packard, of Insurance Brigade. Misses Lizzie J. 
Hanks and Mary Babb, who were employed by Mr. 
Sammett, were burned to death, and Miss Mary Ellen 
Moore was severely injured by jumping from the win- 
dow. 



Thursday. 

27th. 

7.45 p.m. 

Box 21. 



False alarm. 



Friday. 

28th. 
6.59 a.m. 
Box 17. 



Caused by the rekindling of the ruins of the Hanover St. fire. 



Friday. 

28th. 
7.40 a.m. 
Box 151. 



Hanover St. 

This alarm was sounded to call Hook and Ladder No. 2. 



Friday. Warren St., Highlands. Brick building known as the Warren block. 

28th. Owned by Dr. Donald Kennedy. 

0.36 p.m. Loss $689. Insurance 

Box 241. Occupied as a dry and fancy goods store by J. K. Abbott. 



Friday. Cor. of Milk and India Sts. Brick building. 

28th. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell. 

8.06 p.m. Loss $800. Insurance 

Box 37. Occupied as a paint and drug store by E. & F. King & Co. 

Loss $5,000. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by Hood & Emerson, leather commission dealers. 



City Document. — No. 66. 

Whole number of alarms 57, including 25 still alarms. 

Loss on buildings $30,963. Insurance $27,963. 

Loss on stock $35,358. Insurance $35,208. 

Total number of alarms during the month of February, 1873, Forty- 
four. 



MARCH. 

Saturday. Causeway St. Brick and Iron building. 

1st. Owned by the Boston and Lowell R. R. Co. 

1.14 p.m. Loss $150. No Insurance. 

Box 5. The fire was the partial burning of the roof over the dining room 

in the depot. 

Saturday. River St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

1st. Owned by the Crehore heirs. 

7.45 p.m. Occupied by E. H. Freeman. 

Still alarm. Occupied by S. 0. Hebard. 

Cause op fire, an overheated stove. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 16, and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 6. 



Monday. Green St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

3d. Owned by D. Doody. 

2.45 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Murphy. 

Still alarm. Caught from a defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 



Monday. 307 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden building. 

3d. Owned by Asa, Brown. 

9.31 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance $200. 

Box 134. Occupied as a dry and fancy goods store, by Miss. A. J. Thomp- 

son. 

Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 



Tuesday. Rockland Place, Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

4th. Owned by B. P. Cunningham. 

2.36 p.m. Loss $2,500. Insurance $2,500. 

Box 241. Occupied by Chas. H. Barnes. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 



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Tuesday. No. 37 Bowdoin St. Brick dwelling. Slight fire. 

4th. Owned by Russell S. Lord. 

5.30 p.m. Occupied by Russell S. Lord. 

Still alarm. Caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, Extinguisher No 1, and the 
Insurance Brigade. 



Tuesday. 

4th. 
7.13 p.m. 
Box 157. 



Liverpool St., East Boston. 
Slight fire in a brick planing mill. 
Owned by W. W. Bennett. 

Occupied by the same. 



Loss 



Insurance 



Wednesday. Fuller St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 
5th. Owned by C. Newhall. 

1.36 p.m. Loss $150. 

Box 347. Occupied by J. Beebe. 



Insurance $150. 



Tkursday. Blackstone St., Slight fire in brick building, known as the Black- 

6th. stone Market. 

0.20 a.m. Occupied by Meloon & Chapin, butter and cheese merchants. 

Box 17. Fire caught from an overheated stove in Stall 12. 



Thursday. This alarm was given to render assistance to a large fire that was 



6th. 

7.36 p.m. 

Box 5. 



raging in Woburn. 



Friday. No. 82 Northampton St. Wooden tenement house. 

7th. Owned by Mr. Thompson. 

9.53 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance 

Box 82. Occupied by several families. 



Saturday. South Wharf, East Boston. 

8th. National Dock and Warehouse Co. 

0.16 p.m. Caused by the burning of 100 bales jute butts. 
Box 151. Owned by Nevens & Co. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 
400 bags sugar, owned by Boston Sugar Refinery. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 

The fire was caused by the carelessness of one of the engineers 

of the hoisting engines ; his steam getting low he put in a lot 

of light wood to make a quick heat; the next day be was in 

search of a situation. 



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Sunday. North Charles St. Slight fire in the cupola of the jail. 

9th. Owned by the County of Suffolk. 

5.04 a.m. Occupied by John N. Clark and others. 

Box 26. 

Sunday. 299 Marginal St. Story and a half wooden building, used as a shop 

9th. and dwelling.^ 

5.34 a.m. Owned by Abiel Gove. 

Box 164. Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 

Occupied by John Wall. 

Loss $200. No Insurance. 
Cause of fire, incendiary. 

Friday. 1631 Tremont St., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

14th. Owned by Francis heirs. 

9.18 p.m. Occupied by Dr. Daniel W. Job. 

Box 247. Incendiary. 



Sunday. Lime St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

16th. Owned by Mr. Eodgers. 

7.05 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 



Tuesday. Sumner St., East Boston. Wooden building on Carleton's Wharf. 

18th. Owned by John K. Carleton. 

1.05 a.m. Loss $50. No Insurance. 

Box 156. Occupied by Thomas Miller as a furniture factory. 

Loss $350. No Insurance. 



Tuesday. No. 341 Tremont St. Brick dwelling. 

18th. Owned by Mr. Holmes. 

2.05 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight loss by Hose Co. No. 8. 

Wednesday. Cor. Washington and E. Concord Sts. Brick building. 

19th. Occupied by the Boston Bread and Wheat Co. 

2.32 a.m. Loss $160. Insurance $160. 

Box 75. The fire originated from the heating apparatus. 



Thursday. Washington St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 
20th. Owned by Mrs. B. Hews. 

4.30 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. B. Hews. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 18. 



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Saturday. Nos. 291, 293 and 295 Broad St. Brick building. 
22d. Owned by James Dillon heirs. 

8.59 p.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 47. Occupied by Messrs. Adams Bros., dealers in cotton and cotton 

waste. 

Loss $200. Insurance 
Caused by spontaneous combustion. 



Saturday. Merrimac St. Brick building. 

22d. Caused by the burning out of a foul chimney on the'building known 
9.34 p.m. as the Merrimac House. 

Box 8. 

Monday. No. 19 Colony St., South Boston. "Wooden building. 

24th. Caused by the burning out of a foul cliimney. 

0.31 p.m. 
Box 123. 



Monday. These alarms were given to call the East Boston wing of the dep't, 



24th. 

S.22 p.m. 

Box 165. 

8.28 p.m. 

Box 9. 



by request of the Chief Engineer of Chelsea, for assistance. 
Engines Nos. 5, 8 and 9, Hose Carriages, Nos. 1, 6 and 11, 
and Hook and Ladder No. 2, were despatched by Chief Engi- 
neer Damrell. 



Wednesday. Tremont House, cor. Tremont and Beacon Sts. Stone building. 
26th, Owned by the trustees of the Sears' estate. 

2.03 p.m. . Loss $400. Insurance : 

Box 35. Occupied by Chapin & Wetherbee. 

Loss $175. Insurance : 
The fire was in a basement room occupied for storage. 



Wednesday. Port Norfolk, Quincy. Wooden building. Used for manufactur- 
26th. ing dualin. 

11.15 p.m. Owned by C. Dittmar. 

Still alarm. Occupied by C. Dittmar. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 20. 



Thursday. No. 8 Billings Court. Wooden tenement house. 
27th. Owned by Mrs. E. E. Gray. 

11.43 a.m. Loss $300. Insurance 

Box 8. Occupied by Wm. Roweth. 

Loss $50. Insurance 
Occupied by Charles V. Caples. 
The fire originated in the second story. 



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Friday. Deer Island. 

28th. Caused by the burning of some brush. 

10.30 a.m. The fire-boat " Wm M. Flanders" attended. 
Still alarm. 



Friday. 27 Lowell St. Brick dwelling. 

28th. Caused by defective flue. 
il.30 a.m. Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Still alarm. • 



Friday. 69, 71 and 73 Cambridge St. Wooden buildings. 

28th. Owned by John J. Eidgeway heirs. 

11.33 p.m. Loss $50. No Insurance. 

Box 24. Occupied by Daniel S. Mitchell, photographer. 

Loss $450. Insurance 
Occupied by Chas. Kimball, cigar store. 

Loss $200. Insurance 
Occupied by Morris Latz, clothing. 

Loss $480. Insurance 
Fire caused by spontaneous combustion. 



Friday. No. 19 Athens St., South Boston. Wooden tenement house. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Clancey. 

5.15 p.m. Caught from a defective flue. 
Still alarm. Extinguished with slight loss by Engine Co. No. 15. 



Sunday. 358 Shawmut Ave. Wooden dwelling. 

30th. Owned by Mr. Goldthwait. 

12.15 a.m. Occupied by Bichard Connell. 

Still alarm. Extinguished with slight loss by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Sunday. 813 Washington St. Brick building. 

30th. Owned by Everett heirs. 

2.10 a.m. Occupied by Davis & Co., as a dry goods house. 

Still alarm. Cause, incendiary. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Sunday. No. Ill Cambridge St. Brick dwelling. Slight fire. 

30th. Occupied by Mr. Wentworth. 

10.10 a.m. Caught from stove in billiard saloon. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 



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Sunday. 1048 Harrison Ave., Highlands. Wooden building. 

30th. Occupied by J. P. Sawyer. 

2.15 p.m. Caught from overheated stove. 
Still alarm. Extinguished with slight loss by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4. 



Sunday. 181 Cabot St., Highlands. Wooden stable, 

30th. Owned by John Tracey & Co. 

8.19 p.m. Loss 

Box 236. Occupied by James McGarty. 



Cause of fire, incendiary. 



Insurance 
Loss $150. Insurance 



Whole number of alarms 37, including 14 still alarms. 

Loss on buildings $5,350. Insurance $4,100. 

Loss on stock $5,315. Insurance $4,365. 

Number of alarms during the month of March, 1873, Seventy-five. 



APRIL . 

Thursday. Cor. Merrimac and Lancaster Sts. Slight fire in brick building. 

3d. Owned by the Bowman heirs. 

8.04 p.m. Occupied by L. M. Ham, machinist. 

Box 5. Occupied by Bragdon & Tavenor, paint-grinders. 

Occupied by Goodrich & Rider, pattern-makers. 
Fire originated among some shavings in the engine-room. 



Thursday. 

3d. 
11.00 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



Some boys set fire to a- pile of rubbish in a vacant lot on Ferdinand 
street. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



Friday. No. 35 Sudbury St. Slight fire in brick building. 

4th. Owned by James M. Bobbins. 

8.20 p.m. Occupied by Allen & Leavitt, furniture manufactory. 

Box 8. Fire caught among some oiled rags in the varnish-room. 



Sunday. 315 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden building. 

6th. Owned by William E. Kelley. 

0.38a.m. Loss $150. Insurance $150. 

Box 124. Occupied by Paul & Kelley, jewellers. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by Mrs. Ramsdell, dry goods. 

Loss $151. Insurance $151. 
Fire originated from a gas burner which set fire to a window- 
curtain. 



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Wednesday. Cor. Tremont and Camden Sts. Slight fire in brick building. 
9th. Owned by Checkering & Sons. 

0.11 p.m. Occupied by Chickering & Sons. 

Box 83. Caused by the burning of some shavings in the boiler-room of the 
piano factory. 



Thursday. SO Washington St. Slight fire in brick building. 
10th. Owned by Alvin D. Puffer. 

8.03 p.m. Caused by the ignition of some oiled rags. 
Box 18. 



Friday. 89 Washington St. Brick building. 

11th. Owned by Charles Rollins. 

2.03 a.m. Loss $150. Insurance 

Box 41. Occupied by Giles & Gould, music printers. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 



Saturday. Wareham St. Block of three brick buildings. 
12th. Owned by Cyrus T. Clark. 

1.02 a.m. Loss $10,250. Insurance $10,250. 

Box 74. Occupied by C. T. Clark, paint shop. 

1.07£ a.m. Loss $1,700. Insurance $1,700. 

Second alarm. Occupied by Geo. S. Fernald & Co., carpenters. 

1.13 a.m. . Loss $3,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Third alarm. Occupied by McKenzie & Campbell, carpenters. 

Loss $2,300. Insurance $2,300. 
Next building, owned by Cressy & Noyes. 

Loss $1,300. Insurance $1,300 
Occupied by McLaughlin & Scanlan, New England Organ 
Factory. 

Loss $10,950. Insurance $10,950. 
Occupied by Willet, Drake & Co., oflice furniture. 

Loss $3,161. Insurance $3,161, 
Next building, owned by Rufus S. Gilmore & Co. 

Loss $6,000. Insurance $4,555. 
Occupied by R. S. Gilmore & Co., as a planing mill. 

Loss $4,416. Insurance $3,166. 



Saturday. Cedar St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
12th. Owned by P. O'Neal. 

1.26 a.m. Occupied by P. O'Neal. 

Box 352. 



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Saturday. 8 and 10 Pembroke St. Brick dwelling-house. 
12th. Owned by Orsamus Nute. 

1.58 a.m. Loss $200. Insurance 

Box 75. Occupied by Mrs. C. B. Seymour. 

Loss $400. Insurance 



Saturday. River St., "Ward 16. Brick building. 

12th. Owned by Thos. Liversidge. 

7.30 a.m. Occupied by Thos. Liversidge, as a starch factory. 

Still alarm. Loss $25. Insurance 

Fire caught in boiler-room. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 19. 



Saturday. 

12th. 

8.15 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



95 Prince St. Slight fire in the attic of a brick dwelling. 
Occupied by Patrick Dorerty & Son. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8 and Hose Co. No. 1. 



Saturday. 

12th. 
10.10 a.m. 
Still alarm. 



Mt. Vernon St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Occupied by William Skimmings. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 



Saturday. Percival avenue. Ward 16. 

12th. A large pile of brush set on fire by boys at the rear of Dr. Cushing's 

10.45 a.m. barn. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17 and Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Saturday. Wareham St. 

12th. Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, and Extinguisher Corps No. 2 were 

3.15 p.m. called to extinguish the ruins. 
Still alarm. 



Saturday. West Dedham St. Block of wooden buildings. 

12th. Owned by Wm. Collier. 

10.52 p.m. Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 

Box 73. Occupied by M. B. McCauley, plumber. 

11.00 p.m. Occupied by S. D. Stiles, carpenter. 

Second alarm. Loss $400. Insurance $400. 

Occupied by J. Wright, carpenter. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Occupied by E. P. Conant, carpenter. 

Loss $75. No Insurance. 
Occupied by A. J. Emery, carpenter. 

Loss $50. Insurance $50. 



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Occupied by P. Goldern, painter. 
Occupied by M. E. Murphy, cabinet maker. 

Loss 
Occupied by James W. Delano. 

Loss 



No Insurance. 
. No Insurance-. 



Sunday. Nos. 1571 and 1573 Washington St. Slight fire in brick building. 

13th. Owned by C. A. Eichards. 

12.30 a.m. Occupied by J. O'ELern, tailor's shop. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by members of Engine Co. No. 23. 



Sunday. Nos. 4 and 5 India St. Brick building. 

13th. Owned by Samuel Barnard. 

2.25 a.m. Loss $400. Insurance $400. 

Box 37. Occupied by P. H. Coakley, wine merchant. 

230 a.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $1, 500. 

Second alarm. Occupied by Elint & Henderson, hardware. 

Loss $1,200. Insurance $1,200. 



Monday. Washington St., Ward 16. Wooden building. 

14th. Owned by Williams & Garland. 

3.44 a.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 356. Occupied by Williams & Garland, as a grocery store. 

The fire was caused by the slacking of lime which was stored in the 
cellar. 



Monday. 

14th. 
4.31 p.m. 
Box 143. 



No. 73 Baxter St., So. Boston. Wooden house. 

This alarm was caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 



Monday. No. 35 St. James St.. Higblands. Slight fire in wooden building. 

14th. Owned by Mrs. Hamlin. 

8.54 p.m. Occupied by Edward S. Hamlin. 

Box 241. Eire was caused by children playing with matches and setting fire to 
a bureau. 



Tuesday. River St., Ward 16. Slight fire in a wooden dwelling. 

15th. Owned by Thomas Liversidge. 

3.05 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. King. 

Still alarm. Fire caught from defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 19. 



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Tuesday. No. 34 Hamburg St. Wooden tenement house. 

15th. Owned by James Finnegan. 

10.22 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Mary Mulligan. 

Box 74. Alarm caused by the partial burning of a straw bed, supposed to 
have caught from smoking a pipe in bed. 



Thursday. Granite St., So. Boston. Slight fire on the roof of brick building. 
17th. Owned by the Boston Machine Co. 

0.33 a.m. Occupied by the Boston Machine Co., as a foundry. 

Box 121. 



Thursday. Rear of 50 S. Margin St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
17th. Owned by Mr. Holden. 

8.30 p.m. Occupied by James Hayes. 

Still alarm. Caught from a kerosene lamp. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 



Monday. 1332 Tremont St., Highlands. Brick building. 

21st. Owned by C. F. Welchlin. 

4.02 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance 

Box 245. Occupied by C. F. Welchlin, as a dwelling and bake-shop. 

Loss fi 100. Insurance 
Supposed incendiary. 



Tuesday. Cor. of L and Sixth Sts., So. Boston. 

22d. Slight fire in brick school-house. 

12.10 a.m. Owned by the City of Boston. 

Still alarm. Occupied by the City of Boston. 

Caught from sparks from a plumber's furnace, which was carelessly 
left in the belfry. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 



Tuesday. 

22d. 
3.03 p.m. 
Box 161. 



This alarm was given in consequence of an explosion of an engine 
on Grand Junction Wharf, E. Boston, used for discharging 
vessels ; several persons were seriously injured. 



Wednesday. Cor. of Third and F Sts., So. Boston. 
23d. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

6.00 p.m. Owned by James Lappen. 

Still alarm. Occupied by W. J. Arbuckle. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 1. 



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Wednesday. Eagle St. , East Boston. Slight fire in iron and brick building. 

23d. Owned by the Glendon Co. 

6.37 p.m. Loss $20. No Insurance. 

Box 173. Occupied by the Glendon Co., as a planing-mill. 

Fire caught from shavings carelessly left around the furnace. 

"Wednesday. 8 Everett St., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

23d. Owned by Cornelius Eagan. 

12.15 p.m. Occupied by Cornelius Ragan. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 11 and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 2. 

Thursday. Bowdoin St. Slight fire in stone building used as a church. 

24th. Owned by the Swedenborgian Society. 

7.56 p.m. Occupied by the Swedenborgian Society. 

Box 35. Eire originated in a barrel of ashes. 

Thursday. City Hospital, Harrison avenue. Stone building. Slight fire. 

24th. Owned by the City of Boston. 

7.60 p.m. Occupied by the City of Boston. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 

Saturday. Taylor St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden building. 

26th. Owned by Holmes & Blanchard. 

6.30 p.m. Occupied by Holmes & Blanchard, as a burr millstone factory. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 20. 

Sunday. No. 59 Dove St., So. Boston. Wooden house. 

27th. Owned by Patrick Kain. 

0.03 p.m. Occupied by Edmund Capless. 

Box 142. This alarm was given by some excited person who saw steam 
coming out of the windows. The steam was caused by the boil- 
ing over of a kettle containing Pig's Head and Cabbage. 



Monday. 291 Dorchester St., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

28th. Owned by Henry Grimes. 

2.25 a.m. Loss $500. Insurance 

Box 143. Occupied by D. P. Leonard, as a lager beer and billiard saloon. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 



Monday. Temple St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

28th. Owned by M. W. Cain. 

5.00 p.m. Occupied by M. W. Cain. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 16 and Hook and Ladder Co. 

No. 6. 



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Wednesday. 84 Bolton St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 
30th. Owned by Mrs. Quigley. 

7.29 p.m. Occupied by Malachi Cannon. 

Box 126. Caused by the burning of a mattress set fire by boys. 

Wednesday. Wareham St. Slight fire in brick building. 
30th. Owned by B. D. Whitcomb. 

9.30 p.m. Occupied by B. D. Whitcomb. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3 and Extinguisher 

Corps No. 2. 



Whole number of alarms 43, including 16 still alarms. 

Loss on buildings $20,245.00. Insurance $17,780.00. 

Loss on stock $34,553.00. Insurance $30,078.00. 

Number of alarms during the month of April, 1873, Forty-seven. 



MAY. 

Thursday. Nos. 74 and 76 Beverly St. Brick building. 
1st. Owned by Richard Power & Sons. 

6.06 a.m. Loss $231. Insurance $23L 

Box 12. Occupied by R. Power & Sons as a marble work-shop. 

Loss $1,053. Insurance $1,053. 
Eire caught from the furnace of the boilers. 

Thursday. No. 1 Auburn Ct. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
1st. Owned by S. Leach. 

7.30 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Litchfield. 

Still alarm. Caught from stove. 

Extinguished by Extinguisher No. 1. 



Friday. 

2d. 
4.40 a.m. 
Box 68. 



Nos. 65 and 67 Wakeham St. Slight fire in brick building. 
Owned and occupied by Smith & Jacobs, as a stair factory: 
Caught from a pile of shavings near the boiler. 



Saturday. On the Corner of Causeway and Portland Sts. Block of 
3d. wooden buildings. 

0.41 a.m. First building owned by J. F. Keating. 

Box 5. Loss $3,500. No Insurance. 

0.53 a.m. Occupied by J. F. Keating & Co., as a planing mill. 
Second alarm. Loss $12,500. Insurance $3,550. 

0.56 a.m. Occupied by A. Ledyards, jig-sawing establishment. 
Third alarm. Loss $2,000. No Insurance. 

1.08 a.m. Second building owned by Alonzo Bowers. 
Fourth alarm. Loss $2,500. Insurance $2,000. 



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Occupied by A. Bowers, carpenter. 

Loss $2,500. Insurance $ 1,200 
.Occupied by George Rowell, wheelright. 

Loss $500. Insurance $450 
Occupied by Wm. A. Holmes & Co., grocers. 

Loss $1,800. Insurance $1,800 
Occupied by Randall & McCaw, cabinet makers. 

Loss $1,216. Insurance $1,216 
Third building owned by L. L. Fuller. 

Loss $4,000. No insurance 
Occupied by D. J. Neil, carver. 

Loss $500. No Insurance 
Occupied by E. B. Putnam, liquor dealer. 

Loss $600. Insurance 
Occupied by L. C. Durkee, liquor dealer. 

Loss $800. Insurance 
Fourth building owned by Mr. Hollingsworth. 
Occupied by Eben Bard, cabinet maker. 

Loss $3,500. Insurance $1,000 
Occupied by James H. Howard, furniture factory. 

Loss $4,452. Insurance $4,452 
Occupied by G. W. Robinson, furniture factory. 

Loss $1,064. Insurance $1,064 



Saturday. No. 15 North Market St. Slight fire in brick building. 

3d. Occupied by Brown & Cahoon, as an eating house. 

10.45 a.m. Caught from range. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co., No. 8 and Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 



Saturday. 

3d. 

1.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Engine Co. No. 6 called to the ruins of Keating's planing mill. 



Saturday. 

3d. 
5.48 p.m. 
Box 19. 



158 Endicott St. Slight fire in brick tenement house. 

Owned by Peter Cannon, and occupied by several families. 
The fire originated in the third story, from a defective flue. 



Saturday. Shaving St. Wooden building. 

3d. Owned by Knowles, Freeman & Co. 

10.50 p.m. Loss $3,084. Insurance $3,000. 

Box 56. Occupied by Knowles, Freeman & Co., dealers in Salt and 

Pickled Fish. 

Loss $40,000. Insurance $31,500. 



Monday. 

5th. 

1.30 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



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Engine Co. No. 6 called to the ruins of Keating's planing mill. 



Tuesday. 349 Shawmut Ave. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

6th. Owned by Stephen Smith. 

12.30 a.m. Occupied by F. Kraft. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 

Wednesday. Newland St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

7th. Owned by G. C. Brown. 

9.00 a.m. Occupied by G. C. Brown. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 

Thursday. 2161 Washington St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

8th. Owned by Lawrence Carnes. 

5.50 p.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Lawrence Carnes. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. 14. 

Monday. No. 6 Boeder St. Fire in closet of brick and wooden dwelling. 

12th. Owned by Mrs. A. Gutenstein. 

4.04 a.m. Loss $103. Insurance $100. 

Box 156. Occupied by Mrs. A. Gutenstein. 

Tuesday. Washington St., Ward 16. Wooden building. 

13th. Owned by Minot Thayer. 

11.05 a.m. Slight loss. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Warren N. Thayer. 
Caught from furnace. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 16 and Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Wednesday. Rear'JS9 Orleans St. Wooden dwelling. 

14th. Owned by Mrs. Ellen Powers. 

7.29 a.m. Occupied by John Flavin. 

Box 153. Caused by the burning of a bed. 



Wednesday. 89 Chapman St. Wooden building. 
14th. Owned by David Townsend. 

4.05 p.m. Loss $150. No insurance. 

Box 85. Occupied by Frank Runey, carpenter. 

Loss $450. Insurance $150. 
Occupied by M. E. Chandler, carpenter. 

Loss $100. Insurance $25. 



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Thursday. Norfolk St., Ward 16. Engine Co. No. 19 called to extinguish a 
loth. Are in a pile of straw on the premises of E. Camfill. 

1.30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 

Thursday. 65 and 67 Warbham St. Slight fire in brick building. 

loth. Owned by Smith & Jacobs. 

1.35 p.m. Occupied by Smith & Jacobs. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3 and Extinguisher 

Corps No. 2. 



Thursday. No. 2 Pitts-stkeet Ct. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

15th. Owned by Warren Fisher. 

8.15 p.m. Occupied by Thomas Hathaway. 

Still alarm. Caught from flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4 and ExtinguisherjCorps No. 1. 



Friday. 

16th. 

6.30 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 58 Salem St. Hose Co. No. 1 were called to extinguish a fire 
in the cellar, among some shavings, in brick dwelling. 



Friday. 

16th. 
12.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 208 Fourth St., South Boston. Hose Co. No. 9 called to 
extinguish a slight fire in wooden dwelling. 



Saturday. Nos. 36 and 38 Chardon St. Brick building. 
17th. Owned by J. Willey Edmands. 

1.39 a.m. Loss $250. Insurance $250. 

Box 23. Occupied by F. L. Goldsmith, dealer in veneers. 

Loss $243. Insurance $243. 



Saturday. 

17th. 

8.35 a.m. 

Box 68. 



No. 61 Wareham St. Slight fire in brick building. 
Owned by Wm. F. Badger. 
Occupied by " " stairbuilder. 



Saturday. 234 Beacon St. Brick dwelling 
17th. Owned by George B. Chase. 

9.15 p.m. 
Box 69. Occupied by G. B. Chase. 



Loss $200. Insurance 
Loss $150. Insurance 



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Sunday. 289 and 291 Washington St. Brick building. 

18th. Owned by E. JB. Ashton. 

2.40 a.m. Loss $360. Insurance 

Box 42. Occupied by the Boston Commercial College. 

Loss $300. No insurance 
Occupied by A. M. Leland, dealer in pianos. 

Loss $25. Insurance 
Occupied by B. A. Hersey, manufacturer of jewelry. 

No damage 
Occupied by A. F. Copeland, confectioner. 

No damage 



Sunday. 

•18th. 

11.27 A.M. 

Box 82. 



2 Grant Place. Dwelling-house. 

Occupied by John Robinson. 
Fire in closet among some clothing. 



Monday. 1188 Tremont St. Slight fire in attic of wooden tenement house. 

19th. Owned by Thomas Crosby. 

4.02 p.m. Occupied by James Tymon. 

Box 217. Loss $50. No insurance. 



Wednesday. 15 Merchants' Row. Brick building. 
21st. Occupied by Dillingham & Co. 

6.11 p.m. Slight fire in cellar among some twine. 
Box 16. 



Thursday. Fire Boat "William M. Flanders" called to extinguish a fire in 

22d. Ship House at the Navy Yard, Charlestown. 

3.00 p.m. Owned by U. S. Government. 

Still alarm. Occupied by " " 



Friday. India Wharf. 
23d. Caused by the burning of the cook's galley of the tow boat 

11.29 a.m. "Weymouth." 

Box 47. Owned by Wm. L. Bradley. 

Loss $1,000. No insurance. 



Saturday. Sumner St., E. Boston. Fire in the Ship Yard. 
24th. Owned by Daniel D. Kelley. 

3.00 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Still alarm. Extinguished by the East Boston Wing of the Department. 



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Saturday. 148 Boeder St., E. Boston. Slight fire in coal-shed. 

24th. Owned by S. Hall & Co. 

5.00 p.m. Occupied by " 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Samuel L. Fowle, Foreman of Engine Co. No. 9. 



Sunday. No. 83 Gold St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

25th. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 
2.10 p.m. 
Still alarm. 

Monday. 1188 Teemont St., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden tenement house. 

26th. Owned by the Crosby heirs. 

3.40 p.m. Occupied by several families. 
Box 217. 

Monday. 1192 Tremont St. Slight fire in wooden building, used as a 

26th. furniture store. 

8.50 p.m. , Owned by Albert Myerson. 

Box 217. Occupied by Solomon Lipman. 



Tuesday. No. 11 Prospect St. Slight fire in brick dwelling-house. 

27th. Owned by James Loudon. 

11.00 a.m. Occupied by James Robie. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the upsetting of a pan of fat on the stove. A 
daughter of Mr. Robie was seriously burned. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6, and H. & L. Co. No. 1. 



Tuesday. Engine Co. No. 12, after fatiguing labor, succeeded in extinguishing 

27th. a fire in a hollow tree in a vacant lot leading from Dale street, 

7 p.m. set fire by boys. Damage to the tree ten cents. Unable to 

Still alarm. obtain the name of the owner, or occupant of the tree. 



Wednesday. Fiest St., between F and Dorchester Sts. 

28th. . Slight fire in wooden building. 

7.12 a.m. Owned by J. Kittredge & Co. 

Box 142. Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Occupied by Long & Kittredge, turpentine works. 

Loss $1,000. No insurance. 



Thursday. Cor. Summer and South Sts. 

29th. ' A new and unoccupied stone and brick building. 

4.20 a.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 7. 

Still alarm. 



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Friday. At 10.05 a.m an alarm was sounded from Box 151, to call the East 

30th. Boston wing of the department. 

8.26 a.m. This fire embraces the buildings situated on Washington, Essex, and 
Box 53. Bo3'lston streets, Fayette and Bumstead courts and Brimmer 

8.29 a.m. place. 

Second alarm. Building No. 411 Washington St. 
8.40 a.m. Owned by Haley, Morse & Co. 

Third alarm. Loss $50,000. Insurance $35,000. 

8.47 a,m. Occupied by Haley, Morse & Co., furniture warerooms. 

Fourth alarm. Loss $145,000. Insurance $108,000. 

Occupied by Freeman's National Bank. 

Loss $300. No insurance. 
No. 419 Washington St. 
Owned by F. B. Hayes. 
Occupied by T. R. Burnham, photograph gallery. 

Loss $2,190.94. No insurance. 
Occupied by H. P. Kelley, billiard saloon. 

Loss $8,500. Insurance $5,100. 
Occupied by Dexter & Aveling, painters. 
Occupied by George Thompson & Co., tailors. 
Occupied by Mullen, Ide & Co, tailor's trimmings. 

Loss $43,003. Insurance $43,003. 
Occupied by Montgomery & Co., confectionery. 
No. 409 Washington St., 
Owned by James Parker. 

Loss $91,000. Insurance $81,250. 
Occupied by Rhodes, Ripley & Co., clothing. 

Loss $57,993.89. Insurance $56,993.89. 
Occupied by J. W. Brackett, pianos. 

Loss $40,000. Insurance $7,500. 
Occupied by George Foster, hats and caps. 

Loss $32,700. Insurance $32,500. 
Nos, 389 to 395 Washington St. 

S. Turner and W. C. Murdock, trustees. 

Loss $2,683.45. Insurance $2,683.45. 
Occupied by Proby & Vinal, dry goods. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by Given Holmes, ladies' furnishing goods. 

Loss $1,694.18. Insurance $1,694.18 
Occupied by W. P. Emerson, pianos. 

Loss $2,120. Insurance $2,120. 
Nos. 397 to 401 Washington St. 
Owned by John Roessle. 
Occupied by Robert J. Jourdain, Museum of Anatomy. 

Loss $20,000. Insurance $20,000 
Occupied by Conant Bros., hoop skirts and corsets. 
Occupied by J. J. Grace, millinery. 



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Occupied by Nathan Baer, jewelry. 
Occupied by John H. Flack, billiard saloon. 

Loss $7,100. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by P. Bogliacco, European Hair Company. 

Loss $6,800. Insurance $2,700. 
Nos. 413 and 415 Washington St. 
Owned by Gardner Brewer. 

Loss $50,000. Insurance $30,000. 
Occupied by Joseph Benari, boots and shoes. 
Occupied by F. F. Libby, dry goods. 
Occupied by City Laundry. 

Loss $300. No insurance. 
Occupied by John M. Maguire, gents furnishing goods. 
Occupied by George F. White, millinery goods. 
Occupied by Gottleib R. Reichardt, International Hotel. 

Loss $53,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Nos. 425 to 427 Washington St. 
Owned by John I. Brown. 

Loss $9,000. Insurance $9,000. 
Occupied by Thompson & Riley, dry goods. 
Occupied by Frank M. Wetherbee, druggist. 
Occupied by G. C. Chase & Co., dry goods. 

Loss $750. Insurance $750. 
Occupied by Robert Newman, tailor. 
Occupied by F. F. Schemer, barber. 
Occupied by Geo. B. Milton, dry goods. 

Nos. 429 to 431 Washington St. 

Owned by heirs of Mary Boylston. 

Occupied by Win. C. Reeves, gents furnishing goods. 

Loss $3,500. Insurance $3,500. 
Occupied by Fernald & Co., cloth. 
Occupied by William Ulman, bookbindery. 
Occupied by Boylston National Bank. 

No. 354 Washington St. 
Owned by James Paul. 
Occupied by Chickering & Sons, piano-fortes. 

No. 360 Washington St. 
Owned by Silsby heirs. 

Loss $18,000. Insurance $15,000. 
Occupied by T. C. Pazolt & Son, furriers. 

Loss $23,000. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by Sumner Hill, library. 
Occupied by Patrick Donahoe, books, etc. 

Loss $17,000. Insurance $10,000. 
Occupied by Charles Rothe, wigmaker. 

Loss $5,600. No insurance. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 87 

No. 362 Washington St. 

Owned by Arthur Cheney. 

Loss $237,000. Insurance $75,000. 
Occupied by Globe Theatre. 

Occupied by Curtis & Woodbury, theatrical goods. 
Occupied by Barnabee & Winch, pianos. 

Loss $6,750. Insurance $4,800. 
No. 364 Washington St. 

Owned by Aaron Chas. Baldwin. 

Occupied by Atwood & Scott, boots and shoes. 

Loss $5,400. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by G.A.E. Post 113. 
Occupied by Bryant & Stratton, Commercial College. 

Loss $8,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by Edward L. Slocum, furrier. 
Occupied by Sampson, Davenport & Co., Boston Directory. 

Loss $10,500. Insurance $2,500. 
Occupied by Mrs. W. A. Curtis, costumer. 

Loss $2,500. Insurance $2,500. 
Occupied by P. J. Borie, teacher of French. 
Occupied by John Earle & Co., tailors. 

Loss $14,000. Insurance $14,000. 
Occupied by Judge & Bowman, tailors. 
Occupied by Frank Tripp, sewing machines. 
Occupied by G. H. Both, watches. 

Loss $5,450. No insurance. 
Occupied by Soldiers' Colonization Bureau. 
Occupied by Damon & Temple, gents furnishing goods. 

Loss $150. Insurance $150. 
Nos. 370 and 374 Washington St. 
Owned by H. H. Hunnewell. 

Loss $23,000. Insurance $23,000. 
Occupied by Alex. Crawford, restaurant. 
Occupied by Gustav Evers, lager beer saloon. 
Occupied by Arlington Hall, billiards. 

Nos. 16-24 Essex St. 

Owned by Peleg W. Chandler. 

Loss $31,000. Insurance $25,000. 
Occupied by Hawley, Folsom & Martin, furnishing goods. 

Loss $146,316.54. Insurance $146,316.54. 
Occupied by B. S. Bowe & Co., boots and shoes. 

Loss $17,450. Insurance $12,000. 
Nos. 26-28 Essex St. 

Owned by heirs of Sara A. Brown. 

Loss $32,000. Insurance $20,000. 
Occupied by John I. Brown, bronchial troches. 

Loss $48,000. Insurance $10,000. 



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Nos. 32-34 Essex St. 

Owned by A. C. Baldwin. 

Occupied by Geo. E. Turner, boots and shoes. 

Loss $15,000. Insurance $11,000- 
Occupied by Cushing & Ladd, Chauncy hall school. 

Loss $6,000. Insurance $4,000. 
Nos. 36-38 Essex St. 

Owned by A. P. Morse. 

Loss $15,000. Insurance $10,000. 
Occupied by J. W. Pitcher, Globe cafe. 
Occupied by Ninth Regiment, M. V. M. 

Nos. 40-42 Essex St. 

Owned by A. Charles Baldwin. 

Occupied by Leland, Wheelock & Co., furnishing goods. 

Occupied by John B. Regan, boots and shoes. 

Nos. 15-17 Boylston St. 

Owned by Francis Rupp, heirs. 
Occupied by Munroe & Sons, clothing. 

Nos. 19-21 Boylston St. 

Owned by Jonas G. Clark. 

Occupied by Carl Knappe, wine, lager beer and billiards. 
Occupied by J. E. Swain & Co., watches, clocks and jewelry. 
Occupied by Boylston dining rooms. 

No. 23 Boylston St. 

Owned by Thomas B. Williams. 

Occupied by Emerson Leland & Co., paper collar warehouse. 

Loss $3,000. Insurance $3,000. 
Buildings on Bdmstead Court. 

Owned by Alvan Dexter heirs. 

Occupied by J. E. Bonney, stable. 

Occupied by S. A. Flagg, painter. 

Occupied by Charles Marsh, dwelling. 

Occupied by Michael Hayden, dwelling. 

Occupied by Win. H. Lazell & Son, carriage smiths. 

• 
Block of 3 Dwelling Houses on Fayette Court. 

Owned by John Roessle. 
3 Dwellings on Brimmer Place. « 

C. D. Homer, Trustee. 
Dressing Room of Globe Theatre. 

Owned by A. C. Trott heirs. 

Occupied by William Bettle. 

Note. — The other parties that sustained a loss were written to, ! J)ut 
refused to answer the communication. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 81> 

Friday. 115 Third St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. Slight fire on 

30th. roof. 

9.40 a.m. Owned by Edward Bogan. 

Box 124. Occupied by Edward Bogan. 

The fire caught from cinders of the Washington Street Are. 



Friday. 69 to 73 Union St. Block of wooden buildings. 

30th. Owned by J. J. Rayner. 

8.24 p.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 

Box 17. Occupied by A. M. Bates, carriages, robes, etc. 

8.35 p.m. Loss $1,200. Insurance $1,200. 

Second alarm. Occupied by F. G. Williams, stoves, lamps and oils. 

Loss '$600. Insurance $425. 
Occupied by Garfield & Co., wagon and coach letterers and 
gilders. 

Loss $185. Insurance $185. 
Occupied by John E. Ashley, lamp goods manufacturer. 

Loss $250. Insurance $250. 



Saturday. 78 Dorchester Ave., South Boston. Wooden building. 
31st. Owned by P. O'Leary. 

10.30 a.m. Occupied by P. O'Leary, as a grocery and provision store. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 



Saturday. Cor. op Highland St. and Bellevtje Ave., Highlands. 
3 1st. This alarm was caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 

10.55 a.m. 
Box 242. 



Whole number of alarms 52, including 21 still alarms. 

Loss on buildings $57.6,608.45. Insurance $333,624.45. 

Loss on stock $837,106,55. Insurance $573,460.61. 

Number of alarms during the month of May, 1873, Thirty-nine. 



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Sunday. No. 306 Tremont St. Wooden buildings. 

1st. Owned by Shepard Robbins. 

9.05 a.m. Occupied by Shepard Robbins, as coal sheds. 

Still alarm. 



Extinguished, with slight damage, by Hose Co. No. 8. 



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Sunday. No. 59 Warren St., Highland District. Marble building. 

1st. Owned by Wm. Sheafe. 

5.45 p.m. Occupied by Miss H. Small, as a millinery store. 

Still alarm. Extinguished, with slight loss, by Engine Co. No. 12. 

Monday. Ptnchon St., Highlands. Brick building. 
2d. Owned by John Roessle. 

0.50 p.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 245. Occupied by John Boessle, as an ice-house connected with the 

brewery. 

Monday. No. 644 East Fifth St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

2d. • Owned by A. Littlehall. 

11.30 p.m. Occupied by A. Littlehall. 

Still alarm. Caught from defective flue. 

Extinguished, with trifling damage, by Engine Co. No. 2. 

Tuesday. 196 Dorchester Ave., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

3d. Owned by Frank Campbell. 

1.50 p.m. Loss $315. Insurance $315. 

Box 123. Occupied by Thomas Foley, as a tenement house. 

Loss $100. Insurance $100. 
Occupied by O. C. Cobb, as a barber shop. 
Occupied by Martin Conley, as a tenement house. 
Caught from defective flue. 



Tuesday. No. 60 Fulton St. Brick building. 

3d. Owned by F. R. Sears, guardian. 

10.02 p.m. Loss $250. Insurance 

Box 15. Occupied by George J. Doe & Co., as a door, sash and blind 

factory. 

Loss $60. Insurance $60. 
Occupied by Bacon & Brown, iron and steel. 



Wednesday. No. 665 Harrison Ave. Slight fire in an unoccupied dwelling. 
4th. Owned by J. H. Tallon. 

6.15 p.m. Caused by children playing with matches. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5, Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, 

and Extinguisher No. 2. 



Wednesday. Cor. Richmond and Fulton Sts. Slight fire in small wooden stable. 
4th. Owned by heirs of Daniel Goodnough. 

9.11p.m. Occupied by Thomas McWhorter. 

Box 15. Cause of fire, supposed incendiary. 



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Wednesday. 8 East Street Place. Wooden dwelling. 
4th. Owned by Samuel Bradstreet. 

9.20 p.m. Loss $250. 

Box 59. Occupied by Mrs. McLaughlin and Mrs. Lynch. 

Caught in the attic. 



No insurance. 



Wednesday. 

4th. 

10.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Extinguisher Corps No. 2 were called to play on the ruins of 
the fire, May 30th. 



Wednesday. No. 34 Mt. Vernon St. Brick dwelling-house. 

4th. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 

10.30 p.m. Caught from defective flue. 
Still alarm. 

Friday. No. 10 Fulton St. Slight fire in wooden stable. 

6th. Owned by Jones & How. 

4.47 a.m. Occupied by " " 

Box 15. Supposed incendiary. 

Friday. No. 6 Fayette St. Brick dwelling-house. 

6th. Caught from cotton batting, which was placed around the stove-pipe. 

8.15 a.m. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 
Still alarm. 

Friday. No. 19 Palmer St., Highlands. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

6th. Owned by James Carry. 

5.30 p.m. Occupied by John Rafferty. 

Still alarm. Caused by children playing with matches. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 12. 

Friday. No. 156 West Concord St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

6th. Occupied by Mr. Sawyer. 

9.15 p.m. Caught from gas-bracket swinging against the curtain. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Saturday. These alarms were given to call assistance from Ward 16, to go to 
7th. Hyde Park. 

2.54 a.m. Caused by the burning of the Hyde Park woollen mills. 
Box 353. The alarms were responded to by the entire department of 

3.09 a.m. Ward 16. 

Second alarm. 
Same box. 



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Sunday. Cor. Poplar and Spring Sts. Slight fire in brick dwelling* 

8th. Owned by S. D. Fuller. 

2.21 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Pendergast, and others. 

Box 6. Caused by the burning of a feather-bed in attic. 



Sunday. Green St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

8th. Owned by D. Doody. 

3.05 p.m. Occupied by D. Doody. 

Still alarm. Caught from defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 



Tuesday. Nos. 120 and 122 Hanover Street. Brick building. 

10th. Owned by John C. Haynes. 

1.55 a.m. Loss $495. Insurance $495. 

Box 17. Occupied by W. L. Pierce, as a dry goods store. 

Loss $800. Insurance $800. 
Occupied by J. C. Richardson, photographer. 

Loss $275. Insurance $215. 
Occupied by T. C. Whittemore, boot and shoe patterns. 
Occupied by James Cleland & Co., stencil cutters. 
Occupied by Parkers Bros., painters. 
Occupied by J. C. Bacon, clog dancing school. 
Occupied by Thomas W. Jenkins, as a tenement. 
Mr. Jenkins and family were rescued from the building^by mem- 
bers of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. 
Caused by spontaneous combustion. 



Wednesday. 

11th. 

10.30 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Extinguisher Corps No. 2 called to play on the ruins of May 30th. 



Wednesday. Commercial St., Ward 16. Wooden building. 
11th. Owned by Cook, Jordan & Morse. 

7.10 p.m. Occupied by " " " 

Still alarm. Set fire by boys. 

Extinguished by?Engine Co. No. 20. 



Thursday. 
12th. 
2.09 a.m. 
Still alarm. 



No. 19 Stilman St. Slight fire in brick tenement house. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, and Hose Co. No. 1. 



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Thursdat. Cor. Sixth St. and Dorchester Ave., So. Boston. 
12th. Wooden building. 

4.50 p.m. Owned by E. H. Brainard. 

Still alarm. Loss $100. Insurance $100. 

Occupied by-" " as a carriage factory. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 

Thursday. Nos. 1 and 3 Barnard Place, So. Boston. 
12th. Slight fire in dwelling-house (wooden). 

7.15 p.m. Owned by Messrs. Sheehan and Clancey. 

Still alarm. Occupied by " " " " 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 

Saturday. No. 292 Bremen St., E. Boston. Unoccupied wooden dwelling. 

14th. Owned by Joseph Bissett. 

11.40 p.m. Loss $2,000. Insurance $900. 

Box 175. Supposed incendiary. 



Monday. 

16th. 
0.28 p.m. 
Box 357. 



Washington St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden stable. 
Owned by James Tucker. 
Occupied by E. Cutler. 



Monday. No. 247 Broadway, So. Boston. Wooden building. 

16th. Owned by Mary D. Thompson. 

2.04 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Olive S. Fellows, as a dwelling. 

Box 124. Loss $117. Insurance $117. 

Occupied by Thomas E. Scollay, as an oyster saloon. 
Fire originated in the second story from an over-heated stove. 

Monday. No. 143 North St. 

16th. Occupied by the Boston Chair Co. 

10.00 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Cos. Nos. 4 and 8, Hose Co. No. 1, and 

Still alarm. Extinguisher Corps No. 1. 

Fire originated among some oily rags. 



Tuesday. 

17th. 
2.55 p.m. 
Box 47. 



No. 12 Wharf St. .Slight fire in the attic of a brick tenement house. 
Owned by Mr. Emery. 
Occupied by James McGaragle, and others. 



Tuesday. Building on India Wharf. 

17th. Occupied by Hill & Co. 

3.00 p.m. Extinguisher Corps No. 1 extinguished a fire among some rags 

Still alarm. which was set on fire by boys. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Wednesday. 12 Sumner St., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden building. 
18th. Owned by the heirs of Eben Weeks. 

1.25 a.m. Loss $40. Insurance $40. 

Box 156. Occupied by A. G. & S. H. Whidden, as shipwrights and caulkers. 

Wednesday. 33 Athens St., South Boston. Slight fire in wooden building. 
18th. Owned by Mr. Smith. 

11 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Smith. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15, and Hose Co. No. 9. 

Wednesday. Forest Hill Ave., Ward 16. Slight fire on the railroad bridge. 
18th. Owned by the Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad. 

0.52£ p.m. Occupied by the " " " " 

Box 354. 

Wednesday. 44 Hampden St., rear. 

18th. Slight fire among some shavings in the yard. 

2.57£ p.m. 
Box 212. 



Wednesday. 

18th. 

5.04J p.m. 

Box 54. 



No. 86 Harrison Ave. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Owned by Mr. Taylor. 
Occupied by Rev. T. T. Earrell. 



Wednesday. Cor. Shawmut Ave. and Dudley Sts., Highlands. 
18th. Wooden building. 

7.09 p.m. Owned by Jacob Crosby. 

Box 235. Loss $100. Insurance 

Occupied by Joseph Dudley, as a lamp repair shop. 
Caused by the explosion of a lamp. 



Thursday. 8 Province Court. Brick building. 

19th. Owned by Charles H. Goodwin, and heirs of Mary A. Lincoln. 

10.48 a.m. Loss $700. Insurance $700. 

Box 41. Occupied by Ryder & Hamman, as a sewing-machine repair shop. 

Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 
Occupied by M. H. Hartnett, plumber. 

Loss $50. Insurance $30. 
Occupied by W. E. Clayton, clothing. 
Occupied by Redding Bros., painters. 
Occupied by J. E. Barney & Co., ventilators. 
Occupied by T. Smith, pattern maker. 
Occupied by E. Whitten, silver spoon manufacturer. 
Occupied by Bailey & Gilberts, tailors. 
Occupied by Thomas Ward, lapidary. 



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95 



Thursday. Norfolk Ave., Highland District. Wooden buildings. 



19th. 
1.07 p.m. 
' Box 234. 

1.12 P.M. 

Second alarm. 



Owned by Wm. H. Dow. 

Occupied by Wm. H. Dow, as a soap factory; and the building 

adjoining was occupied as a dwelling by Michael Duffy. 
The above parties failed to return amount of loss. 



Thursday. No. 34 Billerica St. Fire in shed in rear of brick dwelling. 

19th. Owned by James McLaughlin. 

5.43 p.m. Loss $195. Insurance 

Box 5. Occupied by James McLaughlin. 

Loss $100. No insurance. 



Thursday. 

19th. 

7.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 19 Ferry St. Slight fire in a smoke-house. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, and Hose Co. No. 1. 



Friday. Dorchester Ave., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

20th. Owned by Mr. Alexander. 

3.45 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Alexander. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17. 

Saturday. Bear of 1219 Tremont St., Highlands. 
21st. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

3.30 p.m. Caused by children playing with matches. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 12. 



Sunday. Bear of No. 7 Lowell St. Brick dwelling-houses. 

22d. Owned by B. L. Lissner. 

11.10 p.m. Loss $150. Insurance 

Box 5. Occupied by B. L. Lissner. 

Loss $15. Insurance 



Monday. 

23d. 

0.02 p.m. 

Box 5. 



No. 36 Causeway St. Brick dwelling. 
Owned by Mrs. Lucinda B. Short. 

Occupied by Mrs. Lucinda B. Short. 



Loss $60. Insurance 



Monday. Engine Co. No. 6 and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 were called to 
23d. extinguish a fire in the above house (36 Causeway street, occupied 

0.32 p.m. by Mrs. Lucinda B. Short) in a different locality from the fire 

Still alarm. one-half hour before. 

Supposed incendiary. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Monday. No. 139 Shawmut Ave. German Catholic School-house. 

23d. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 

9.00 p.m. Caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Still alarm. 

Tuesday. RearIof 40 Poplar St. 

24th. Slight Are among some rubbish in the cellar of brick dwelling. 

8.20 a.m. Owned by Mr. Osgood. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Hersey. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 



Tuesday. 

24th. 

9 45 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Knight's Wharf, Charlestown. 

The Fire Boat "William M. Flanders" rendered assistance. 



Tuesday. No. 76 Merrimac St. Wooden building. 

24th. Owned by Joseph Sawyer. 

10.04£'p.m. Occupied by J. Sawyer, as a grocery store, and by Mrs. Simp- 

Box 8. son, as a dwelling. 

Caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 

* 

Wednesday. No. 36 Causeway St. Dwelling-house. 
25th. Occupied by Mrs. L. B. Short. 

10.10 a.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Still alarm. There were two fires in this same house on Monday, June 23. 



Wednesday. Cor. Richmond St., Fulton St. and Fulton Place. 



25th. 

4.48 p.m. 

Box 15. 

• 4.55 p.m. 

Second alarm. 



Brick building. 

Owned by Henry Hodsdon. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by Henry Hodsdon, as a chair factory. 

Loss $4,663.31. Insurance $4,663.31. 
Occupied by Conant Bros., chair factory. 

Loss $1,700. Insurance $1,700. 
Occupied by Putnam & Coekrane, furniture. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Occupied by A. D. Read & Co., leather. 
Occupied by W. W. & C. H. Turtle, leather. 
Occupied by Wild & French, lubricating oils. 



Thursday. No. 165 West Ninth St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 

26th. Owned by Michael Sweeney. 

4.25 p.m. Occupied by Michael Sweeney. 

Box 127. 



Slight damage. 



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Friday. Texas Ate., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden stable. 

27th. Owned by John J. Zeigler. 

4.08 a.m. Occupied by John J. Zeigler. 

Box 245. Caused by incendiary. 



Friday. 118 East Dover St. Slight fire in wooden building. 

27th. Owned by G. W. Burr. 

1.46 p.m. Loss $50. No insurance. 

Box 72. Occupied by Seth Wentworth, stair-builder. 

Loss $25. No insurance. 
Occupied by Thompson & Thomas, wood and coal. 



Friday. 

27th. 
6.14 p.m. 
Box 321. 



Savin Hill, Ward 16. 

This alarm was caused by the burning of some brush on 
" Grampion Way." 



Saturday. 

28th. 
4.08 p.m. 
Box 213. 



87 Hampden St., Highlands. 
Owned by L. Gerrish. 
Unoccupied. 



Wooden dwelling-house. 



Saturday. Bear of 69 London St., East Boston. Wooden stable. 
28th. Owned by Henry Nichols. 

7.00 p.m. Occupied by Henry Nichols. 

Still alarm. Engine Co. No. 9, and Extinguisher Corps No. 3, were notified 

that the stable was on fire ; they were quickly on the ground, 
and found that the alarm was caused by smoking a sick 
horse. No damage to either horse or stable. 



Saturday. Swett St., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden building. 

28th. Owned by Laming & Drisko. 

9.57 p.m. Occupied by Laming & Drisko. 

Box 212. Loss $10. Insurance $10. 

Caused by an overheated journal. 



Monday. Cor. A and First Sts., South Boston. Brick building. 

30th. Owned by Samuel Downer. 

11.56 a.m. Loss $100. No insurance. 

Box 121. Occupied by the Downer's Kerosene Oil Co. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Caused by the bursting of a still. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Whole number of alarms during the month, 62, including 27 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $7,805.00. Insurance $6,305.00. 

Loss on stock $9,515.31. Insurance $9,210.31. 

Whole number of fires during the month of June, 1873, Fifty-one. 



JULY. 



Tuesday. 

1st. 
4-12a.m. 
Box 53. 



No 75 Haebison Ate] Brick dwelling. 
Owned by Thomas Marsh. 

Occupied by Dr. Wesley. 
Occupied by Mrs. Alice Jepson. 



Loss $74. Insurance 



Wednesday. No. 120 Fulton St. Slight fire in brick building. 
2d. Owned by George T. McLaughlin. 

9.35 a.m. Occupied by Geo. T. McLaughlin as a machine shop. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, and Hose Co. 1. 



Thuesday. Fosteb's Whaef. Slight fire in an old wooden shed. 
3d. Owned by Clark & Woodward. 

2.50 p.m. Loss $100. Insurance $100. 

Box 47. Occupied as a storage shed by the " Bangor Steamers." 



Thuesday. Beeeley Coubt, Ward 16. Slight fire in an unoccupied wooden 
3d. dwelling. 

5.30 p.m. Owned by Charles Green. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 21. 



Thuesday. Bowdoin St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
3d. • Owned by the Misses Trumbull. 

7.45 p.m. Occupied by the Misses Trumbull. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 



Thuesday. Doechestee Aye., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden stable. 
3d. Owned by Andrew Flannigan. 

8.15 p.m. Occupied by Andrew Flannigan. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7. 



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Friday. Nos. 13 and 15 Bowker St. Brick building. 

4th. Owned by Samuel D. Hicks. 

4.38 a.m. Loss $323. Insurance $323. 

Box 21. Occupied by Alexander B. Wilbar, manufacturing chemist. 

Loss $375. Insurance $375. 
Occupied by F. W. Hood, pistol manufacturer. 

Loss $225. Insurance $225. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Friday. No. 46 Pembroke St. Slight fire in brick building. 

4th. Owned by James O'Neil. 

7.20 a.m. Occupied by James O'Neil. 

Still alarm. Caused by fire crackers. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Friday. No. 178 West Brookline St. Brick dwelling. Slight fire. 

4th. Owned by Patrick Connelly. 

9.15 a.m. Occupied by Patrick Connelly. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Friday. No. 772 Tremont St. Fire in brick building. 

4th. Owned by J. F. W. Hobbs. 

10.30 a.m. Loss $872. Insurance $872. 

Box 83. Occupied by James H. Nelson, as a variety store. 

Loss $3,200. Insurance $1,000. 
Caused by the explosion of fireworks in a drawer. 



Friday. Everett St., East Boston. Engine Co. No. 11, called to extinguish 

4th. a bonfire near a stable. 

12.30 p.m. The fire was built by a mob, who assaulted the members of the 
Still alarm. company while trying to extinguish the same. 



Friday. 

4th. 

4.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Lancaster St. Engine Co. No. 6 called to extinguish a bonfire. 



Saturday. Dorchester Ave., "Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

5th. Owned by J. Tumey. 

8.30 a.m. Occupied by J. Tumey. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Saturday. No. 7 "Wall St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

5th. Owned by Mr. McBride. 

3.20 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Barnett. 

Still alarm. Caused by the explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Sunday. Washington St., Ward 16. Slight fire in a wooden carriage shed. 

6th. Owned by Charles liegan & Sons. 

12.10 p.m. Occupied by Charles Regan & Sons. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 

Monday. 947 Fourth St., South Boston. Slight fire in wooden building 

7th. known as the " Point Pleasant House." 

7.06 a.m. Owned by T. W. Dempster. 

Box 138. Occupied by T. W. Dempster. 



Monday. 

7th. 
8.26 a.m. 
Box 121. 



Pirst St., South Boston. Unoccupied wooden building. 
Owned by Seth Adams. 



Slight fire. 



Monday. No. 57 Dover St. Brick building. Occupied as a boarding-house. 

7th. Owned by Michael Rosenfield. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by Harriet Hutchinson. 

Still alarm. Cause, incendiary, as the fire was set in four different places. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Monday. No. 15 Spring St. Brick building. 

7th. Owned by James Campbell. 

8.34 p.m. Occupied by F. H. Hall. 

Box 6. Occupied by Mrs. Morse. 

Caused by defective flue. 



Slight fire in the ell part. 



Tuesday. 

8th. 
0.24 p.m. 
Box 61. 



255 Tremont St. Slight fire in brick building, known as the " Seav®y 
House." 



Tuesday. 

8th. 

10.20£ p.m. 

Box 353. 



Blue Hill Ave., Ward 16. This alarm was given to call the de- 
partment of the 16th Ward, to extinguish a fire in the woods. 
Caught from sparks from a passing locomotive. 



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Wednesday. No. 177 Dorchester Ave., South Boston. Tenement house. 
9th. Slight fire. 

8.50 a.m. Owned by Robert Bishop. 

Still alarm. Occupied by several families. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 

Wednesday. Rear op 37 Eirst St.,' South Boston. Slight fire in shed. 
9th. Owned by Robert Bishop. 

1.30 p.m. Set fire by boys. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 

Wednesday. Rear 49 Spring St. Wooden dwelling. Slight fire on roof. 
9th. Owned by Miss Sally Hall. 

2.53 p.m. Loss $40. Insurance $40. 

Box 6. Occupied by same. 

Wednesday. Rear of 404 Third St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. Slight fire. 
9th. Owned by W. W. Wright. 

2.30 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. McKenna. 

Still alarm. Caused by children playing with matches. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 1. 

Wednesday. Pope St., East Boston. Small wooden building, connected with the 
9th. Washington Pipe Works. 

5.04 p.m. Owned by Thomas Cunningham. 

Box 176. Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Washington Pipe Works. 

Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 
Caused by red-hot pipe being dipped in a barrel of tar. 

Thursday. Line of Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad, Ward 16. 
10th. Slight fire in the woods. 

2.24 p.m. Caught from sparks of a passing locomotive. 
Box 353. 

Thursday. Norfolk St., Ward 16. Engine Co. No. 18 extinguished a fire in 
10th. the woods on their way to the above fire. 

2.30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 

Thursday. Cor. Madison and Norfolk Sts., Ward 16. Fire in woods. 
10th. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7. 

2.40 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



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City Document. — No- 66. 



Thursday. Pynchon St., Highland District. Slight fire in dwelling 
10th. Owned by Mr. Guild. 

8.49 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Brown. 

Box 254. Caught from a kerosene lamp. 



Friday. Newland St. Dwelling-house. 

11th. Owned by J. Driscoll. 

12.30 a.m. Occupied by J. Driscoll. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Saturday-. 66 East Dedham St. Brick building. Slight damage. 

12th. Owned by Mrs. John W. Walcott. 

9.29 a.m. Loss $250. Insurance $250. 

Box 74. Occupied by S. G. Taylor, hat factory. 



Sunday. Richmond St., "Ward 16. Double wooden dwelling. 

13th. Owned by John Felton. 

9.44 a.m. Loss $450. Insurance 

Box 351. Occupied by same. 

Loss $150. No Insurance. 
Owned by G. W. Peckham. 

Loss $175. Insurance $175. 
Occupied by same. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 



Sunday. 118 Maverick St., East Boston. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

13th. Owned by James Kelly. 

1. 16 p.m. Occupied by James Kelly. 

Box 154. 



Tuesday. 656 Sixth St., South Boston. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

15th. Owned by O. Woodsome. 

4.00 p.m. Occupied by O Woodsome. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 



Tuesday. 141 Hanover St. Brick building. 

15th. Owned by J. M. Eames. 

10.10 p.m. Loss $374. Insurance 

Box 17. Occupied by R. F. Yeaton, as a cigar store. 

Loss $3,852.68. Insurance $2,500. 
Occupied by John Boynton, lager beer saloon. 



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Wednesday. 212 Border St., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden building. 

16th. Used as coal sheds. 
7.46 a.m. Owned by John S. Weeks. 

Box 162. Occupied by Austin Gove & Sons. 



Thursday. 

17th. 
3.49 p.m. 
Box 212. 



Swett St., Highland District. Slight fire on Pine Island. 
Caused by the boiling over of a kettle of varnish; 



Thursday. 316 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden building. 
17th. Owned by Henry Homer. 

11.20 p.m. Occupied as a fancy goods store by Mary Harrington. 

Box 126. Loss $440. Insurance $440. 



The fire originated in the cellar, among; 
incendiary. 



some old rags ; supposed 



Thursday. 

17th. 

4.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Washington St. Hose Co. No. 2 were called to extinguish a slight 
fire among the ruins of the fire of May 30th. • 



Sunday. 
20th. 

1.00 A.M. 

Box 142. 



Dove St., near G St., South Boston. 
Owned by Jarvis heirs. 
Occupied by several families. 



Wooden dwelling. 



Sunday. 217 Broad St. Brick building. 

20th. Owned by Baker, Hamblen & Co. 

6.51 p.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 47. Occupied by Spaulding & Co., paper and twine warehouse. 

Loss $218. Insurance $218 



Sunday. 

20th. 
11.43 p.m. 

Box 3. 



Rear 33 Tileston St. Slight fire in dwelling. 

Occupied by Mrs. Welch. 
Caused by the burning of a bed. 



Monday. 3 Province Court. Brick building. 

21st. Owned by the Harvard University. 

8.10 p.m. Occupied by Wm. C. Felkin, sign painter. 

Box 41. Occupied by C. B. Moulton, shirt and collar manufacturer 



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Monday. Nos. 82, 84 and 86 Chardon St. 
21st. Owned by heirs of John Trull. 

11.25 p.m. Loss $250. No Insurance. 

Box 8. Occupied by L. M. Burgess, carpenter and builder. 

Loss $400. No Insurance. 
Occupied by Valentine Harding, liquor dealer. 

Loss $4,500. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by F. S. Dodge, oil-dealer. 

Loss $75. Insurance $75. 
Occupied by Worcester & Austin, brush-makers. 

No Loss. 
Fogg Brothers, horse-shoers. 

No Loss. 



Tuesday. 

22d. 
0.53 a.m. 
Box 54. 



No. 8 Edinboeo St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Owned by Gardner Brewer. 
Occupied as a boarding-house by Mrs. G. A. Haskell. 



Thursday. Cok. of Canal and Travers St. Slight fire in building. 
24th. . Owned by Hoyt & Sons. 

11.39 a.m. Occupied by McAlevy & Cassidy, furniture factory. 

Box 8. Loss $348. Insurance $348. 



Thursday. Draper Court, Ward 16. Slight fire among some hay and rubbish 
24th. rear of stable. 

8.46 p.m. Owned by Dr. Edward Jarvis. 

Box 316. Occupied by Dr. Edward Jarvis. 



Thursday. 197 Cambridge St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
24th. Owned by John Trull. 

10.00 p.m. Occupied by J. J. Lewis. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 3. 



Saturday. 

26th. 
2.54 a.m. 
Box 316. 



High St., Ward 16. Slight fire in basement of wooden dwelling. 
Owned by Samuel Snow. 
Occupied by J. D. Morrison. 



Saturday. 

26th. 

3.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



1020 Harrison Avenue. Some boys set fire to a barrel of shavings 
in the cellar of the building. 
Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4. 



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Monday. Commercial St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

28th. Owned by Mrs. Dill. 

7.35 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Dill. 

Still alarm. Cause, Incendiary. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17, and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 7. 

Monday. Commercial St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

28th. Owned by Mrs. Dill. 

8.00 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Dill. 

Still alarm. A young girl set fire to her bed and was arrested by the police, this 
being the second time this evening that she attempted to fire the 

house. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 17, and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 7. 

Tuesday. 17 Crescent Place. Slight fire in the closet of brick dwelling. 

29th. Owned by Wm. Woolley. 

3.53 a.m. Occupied by James W. Dudley. 

Box 23. 

Wednesday. No. 26 Chapman St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
30th. Owned by John Gomley. 

3.15 a.m. Occupied by W. S. James. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 

Wednesday. 53 Wareham St. Slight fire in brick planing mill. 
30th. Owned by Cressy & Noyes. 

0.53 p.m. Occupied by Cressy & Noyes. 

Box 68. 

Wednesday. Peoples' Ferry Ave., East Boston. Slight fire in lumber yard. 
30th. Owned by J. Q. A. Clifton. 

3.294 p.m. Occupied by same. 

Box 156. Loss $25. Insurance $25. 

Wednesday. 19 and 21 Boylston St. Brick building. 
30th. Owned by Thomas Williams. 

9.12 p.m. Loss $1,150. Insurance $1,150. 

Box 53. Occupied by Emerson, Leland & Co., paper collar factory. 

Loss $23,250. Insurance $23,250. 



Thursday. 251 Shawmut Ave. Brick building. 

31st. Owned by H. T. Baker. 

7.21 a.m. Loss $35. Insurance 

Box 73. Occupied as a grocery store by J. F. Johnson. 

Loss $45. Insurance 



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Thursday. 

31st. 

8.20 a.m. 

Box 7. 



75 Poplae St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Occupied by K. Glover. 



Thursday. No. 83 Salem St. A small fire in brick dwelling. 
31st. Owned by Mr. Coleman. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by James Smith. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, and Hose Co. No. 1. 



Thursday. 

31st. 

2.43 p.m. 

Box 7. 

Thursday. 

31st. 

3.30£ p.m. 

Box 151. 

3.35 p.m. 

Second alarm. 

3.37 p.m. 
Third alarm. 



8,500. 
t7< 



Thursday. 

31st. 

7.45 p.m. 



No. 47 Poplar St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 
Occupied by Mary Boyd. 



Lewis St., East Boston. Block of brick buildings. 
Owned by the National Dock and Warehouse Co. 

Loss $40,000. Insurance 
Occupied by J. Gardner Curtis & Co., sugar and jute. ■ 

" •" Wm. F. Weld & Co., sugar. 

" " Silsby, Pickman & Co., Hemp. 

" " Wills, Edmands & Co., gunny cloth. 

" " Nathaniel Goddard, gunny cloth. 

" " Thomas E. Proctor, hides. 

" " Sewall, Day & Co., hemp, etc. 

" " Boston Cordage Co., hemp, etc. 

" " Henry Gardiner, commission merchants. 

" " Wm. Perkins & Co., merchants. 

" " Whitney & Cushing, merchants. 

" " Benj. S. Pray & Co., com. merchants. 

" " Alex. McKenny & Co., gunny bags. 

" " Denny, Rice & Co., wool. 

" " J. H. Burgess & Co., com. merchants. 



Box 151. The Ladder call was sounded to call Hook and Ladder 
Cos. Nos. 3, 4 and 5, to pull over the ruins of the above fire. 



Thursday. Cor. of Green and Leverett Sts. Engine Co. No. 6 extinguished 
31st. a slight fire in an apothecary's store. 

8.10 p.m. Occupied by J. E. Dunton. 

Still alarm. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 67, including 27 still 

Loss on buildings $45,143.00. Insurance $32,393.00. 
Loss on stock $572,137.43. Insurance $565,434.75. 

Whole number of alarms during the month of July, 1873, Fifty-six. 



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AUGUST. 

Friday, No. 19 Meridian St., East Boston. Brick dwelling. 

1st. Slight fire in a closet. 
8.30 a.m. Owned by Mr. Cram. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. C. McAndrews. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 9 and Extinguisher Corps No. 3. 

Friday. Cor. Union and Pleasant Sts. Ward 16. 

1st. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 
2.05 p.m. Owned by the Boston Gas Co. 

Box 341. Occupied by Thompson Boyd. 

Friday. Dorchester Ave., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwellin . 

1st. Owned by Benjamin Johnson. 

2.40 p.m. Occupied by Charles Dunmore. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7. 



Friday. 

1st. 
3.59 p.m. 
Box 153. 



Nos. 41 and 43 Haynes St., E. Boston. 
Block of wooden tenement houses. 

No. 41 owned by Mrs. E. Scribner. 

Occupied by Wm. J. Scribner. 

Occupied by James W. Smith. 

Occupied by George J. Potter. ' 

No. 43 owned by James Ritchie. 

Occupied by Mathew Jenkins. 

Occupied by John Hills. 

Loss $ 100. Insurance $100 
Fibe caught in the basement, caused by children playing with 
matches, and thereby setting fire to some old mattresses left 
there by the occupants of No. 43. 



Loss $100. Insurance 
Loss $50. No insurance 
Loss $40. No insurance 
Loss $50. No insurance 

Loss $600. Insurance 
Loss $300. No insurance 



Friday. No. 150 Heath St., Highlands. Slight fire in wooden dwelling. 

1st. Owned by John Shea. 

4.51 p.m. Occupied by John Shea. 

Box 256. Fire caused by children playing with matches and setting fire to 
a bed. • 



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Friday. Rear of Pearson's Rope Walk, Norfolk avenue, Highland District. 

1st. Slight fire. 

6.14 p.m. Caused by the boiling over of a kettle of tar. 
Box 213. 

Sunday. No. 11 Pitts St. Brick building. Slight fire in the cellar. 

3d. Owned by C. E. Kershaw. 

3.30 a.m. Occupied by C. E. Kershaw, as a safe manufactory. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, Extinguisher Corps No. 1, 

and Insurance Brigade. 



Sunday. No. 53 Washington St. Brick building. 

3d. Owned by Mrs. Geo. P. Bangs. 

10.06 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance 

Box 18. Occupied by R. A. Miller, paper box factory. 

Loss $600. Insurance 
Occupied by Getchell Bros., printers. 

No loss. 



Sunday, No. 13 So. Margin St. Slight fire in brick dwelling-house. 

3d. Owned by Mr. Howard. 

11.29 p.m. Occupied by P. C. Kemmett. 

Box 8. Fire caused by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

Monday. No. 26 Chapman St. Brick dwelling-house. 

4th. Owned by John Gormley. 

3.07 a.m. Loss $325. Insurance $325. 

Box 72. Occupied by James Thomas. 

Occupied by W. S. James. 
Fire was supposed to be the work of an incendiary. 



Monday. No. 1067 Shawmut Ave., Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

4th. Owned by the Metropolitan R.R. Co. 

7.30 p.m. Loss $150. Insurance 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 12. 



Tuesday. No. 30 Thatcher St. 

5th. Owned by the Catholic Church Corporation. 

10.07 p.m. Occupied by John Quinn. 

Box 12. The alarm was caused by the burning out of a foul chimney 



Wednesday. Rear of No. 60 Decatur St., East Boston. Slight fire. 
6th. Extinguished by Extinguisher Corps No. 3. 

• 3.15 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



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Wednesday. Cok. Clay and Elmwood Sts., Highlands. Brick building. 



6th. 
7.09 p.m. 
Box 245. 
7.13 p.m. 
Second alarm. 
7.17 p.m. 
Third alarm. 

7.21 p.m. 
Fourth alarm. 



Owned by the Boston Belting Co. 

Loss $5,164. Insurance $5,164. 
Occupied by the Boston Belting Co., as a rubber factory. 

Loss $44,586.48. Insurance $44,586.48. 



Thursday. 374 Meridian St., East Boston. Slight fire in wooden stable. 
7th. Owned by R. J. Elder. 

3.38 p.m. Occupied by R. J. Elder. 

Box 165. Eire caused by a man carelessly throwing a match among some 
straw ; it was extinguished before much damage was done. 

Thursday. No. 298 Federal St. Slight fire in dwelling-house. 

7th. Owned by Jesse Tirrell. 

11.20 p.m. Occupied by Daniel Donovan. 

Still alarm. Eire caused by placing a lighted lamp too near some clothing. 
Extinguished by Engine Company No. 7. 



Eriday. Cor. op Prince and Thatcher Sts. Brick building. 

8th. Owned by Cyrus Wakefield. 

0.40 a.m. Loss $8,000. Insurance $5,000. 

Box 12. Occupied by D. B. Stedman & Co., glass and crockery ware. 

0.53 a.m. No loss. 

Second alarm. Occupied by S. D. Warren & Co., paper stock dealers. 

Loss $45,000. Insurance $35,000. 
Occupied by Clark, Adams & Clark, crockery. 
Eire supposed to have been of incendiary origin. 



Friday. 

8th. 
10.53 a.m. 
Box 156. 



Ship yard, Sumner St., near People's Ferry, East Boston. 

Owned by Daniel T. Kelley. 
Fire caused by the boiling over of a kettle of tar. 



Friday. No. 17 So. Margin St. Slight fire in dwelling. 

8th. Owned by O. Howard. 

7.15 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Morse. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by an intoxicated woman setting fire to a feather bed. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6 and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 1. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Sunday. No. 2 Utica St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

10th. Owned by Daniel Hersey. 

10.32 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Hannah Day. 

Box 56. Fire caused by the burning of a bed which caught fire in conse- 

quence of Mrs. Day lying on the bed trying to light herpipe. 



Monday. 
11th. 

0.46 p.m. 

Box 216. 

0.53 p.m. 
Second alarm. 

0.56 p.m. 
Third alarm. 

1.05 p.m. 
Fourth alarm. 



Parker St., Highlands. Brick building. 
Owned by Sewall, Day & Co. 

Loss $6,000. Insurance $3,600. 
Occupied by Sewall, Day & Co., cordage factory. 

Loss $24,000. Insurance $11,925. 



Tuesday. 

12th. 
8.32 p.m. 
Box 24. 



Cor. or Chambers and Green Sts. Brick building. 
Owned by Charles Roberts. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Occupied by G. S. True, as a dwelling. 

Loss $475. Insurance $475. 
Occupied by W. K. Snow, as a dwelling. 

Loss $200. No insurance. 
Occupied by J. J. Murphy, as a dwelling. 

Loss $50. Insurance $50. 
Occupied by Canning & Patch, as an apothecary store. 

Loss $140. Insurance 



Wednesday. 
13th. 
8.30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Cor. of Salem and Cross Sts. 

Engine Co. No. 8 were called to extinguish the fire, which 
proved to be nothing but smoke from a chimney. 



Thursday. Green St., Ward 16. Slight fire in wooden dwelling-house. 
14th. Owned by David Doody. 

12 noon. Caused by defective flue. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Cos. Nos. 17 and 18 and Hook and 

Ladder Co. No. 7. 



Friday. No. 278 Broadway, So. Boston. 

15th. Owned by C. A. Connor. 

3.10 a.m. Loss $1,295. Insurance $1,295. 

Box 124. Occupied by Mrs. C. F. Morrill, as a millinery store. 

Loss $640. Insurance 
During the fire there was an explosion, cause unknown. 



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Friday. Nos. 114 to 120 Merrimac St. 

15th. Owned by the Baptist Church Association. 

10.06 p.m. Loss $9,700. Insurance $9,700. 

Box 8. Occupied by James H. Roberts & Co., new and second hand 

10.12 p.m. machinery. 

Second alarm. Loss $4,500. Insurance $4,500. 

10.31 p.m. Occupied by Geo. H. Sammett, mattresses and bedding. 

Third alarm. Loss $9,000. Insurance $6,000. 

Occupied by B. W. Pratt & Co., machinery. 

Loss $1,800. Insurance $1,800. 
Occupied by J. E. Hazelton & Co., furniture. 

No loss. 
Occupied by Albert Thompson & Co., hides and leather. 

No loss. 
Occupied by Messrs. Cox & Co., boots and shoes. 

No loss. 



Saturday. 

16th. 

5.58 a.m. 

Box 8. 



One round and the ladder call for Nos. 1 and 2. 

This alarm was given to call Hook and Ladder Cos. Nos. 1 and 2 to 
haul over the ruins of the above fire. 



Saturday. 

16th. 

1.15 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Engine Co. No. 6 called to play on the ruins of the Merrimac street 
fire. « 



Saturday. 

16th. 
5.15 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



•Engine Co. No. 6 called to play on the ruins of the Merrimac street 
fire. 



Sunday. No. 68 'Poplar St. Slight fire in brick dwelling. 

17th. Owned by S. D. Fuller. 

1.50 a.m. Occupied by James J. Pendergast. 

Box 7. Occupied by Joseph Cross. 

Occupied by James Finnegan. 

Sunday. Clapp St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

17th. Owned by the heirs of O. Ames. 

8.41 a.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 312. Fire supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. 



Sunday. 
17th. 

5 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Engine Co. No. 6 were called to play on the ruins of the Merrimac 
street fire. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Sunday. No. 52 Middlesex St. Slight fire in dwelling-house. 

17th. Owned by 0. W. Mather. 

9.20 p.m. Occupied by J. Wilson. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Monday. 

18th. 
4.30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Engine Co. No. 6 were called to play upon the ruins of the Merrimac 
street fire. 



Tuesday. No. 49 Causeavay St. Slight fire in dwelling-house. 

19th. Owned by Mr. Hazledd. 

3.20 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Twitchell. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. Libby. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 



Tuesday. No. 25 Stillman St. 

19th. Owned- by Neal Callahan. 

6.08 p.m. Occupied by Neal Callahan, as a blacksmith's shop. 

Box 12. Alarm caused by a smoking chimney. 



Wednesday. Chair Factory on Cabot St., Highlands. 
20th. Owned by J. J. Haley. 

0.07£ a.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 215. Occupied by the Boston Chair Co. 

Loss $4,500. Insurance $2,200. 



Thursday. Cor. of Pitts and Merrimac Sts. Brick building. 

21st. Owned by Jesse Holbrook. 

0.12 a.m. Loss $138. Insurance $138. 

Box 8. Occupied by Wm. Beals, decorator. 

Loss $100. Insurance 
Occupied by Abraham Jacobs, tailor. 

Loss $385. Insurance 
Occupied by Henry T. Knight, apothecary. 

No loss. 
Occupied by Philip McGuire, grocer. 

No loss. 



Thursday. Eire boat " Wm. M. Elanders " went to Chelsea from an alarm, but 
21st. their services were not needed. 

10 a.m. 
Still alarm. 



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Saturday. Dorchester Ave., Ward 16. A large hen-house. 
23d. Owned by Mr. Baumister. 

2 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Baumister. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by members of Engine Co. No. 16 and Hook and 

Ladder Co. No. 6, thereby saving a dwelling-house and 
wood-shed adjoining, much to the satisfaction of Mr. 
Baumister, the owner. 



Sunday. Savin Hill Ave., Ward 16. 



24th. 

4.42 a.m. 

Box 323. 

4.56 a.m. 

Second alarm. 



Two blocks of unoccupied wooden dwellings. 
Owned by Charles A. Green. 



Sunday. Clapp St., Ward 16. A block of wooden tenement houses. 



24th. 

8.39 p.m. 

Box 312. 

8.50 p.m. 

Second alarm. 



Vacated by order of the Board of Health. 
Owned by the heirs of 0. Ames. 



Sunday. Engine Cos. No. 17 and 18 and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7 were 

24th. called to the ruins of the Savin hill Are. 

7.30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 

Wednesday. This alarm was given without any good cause ; the department 
27th. responded promptly, but were unable to find any fire. 

3.05 p.m. 
Box 86. 



Thursday. Cor. op Garland and Washington Sts. Brick building. 
28th. Owned by Mrs. Mary E. Bowe. 

9.38 a.m. Loss $600. Insurance 

Box 72. Occupied by L. P. Gleason, as a boot and shoe store. 

Loss $225. Insurance $225. 
Occupied by Mrs. M. L. Heath, as a dwelling-house. 

Not much damaga 



Thursday. Commercial St., Ward 16. Rear of a wooden building. 
28th. Owned by C E. Folsom & Co. 

8.20 p.m. Occupied by C. E. Folsom & To., as a varnish factory. 

Box 341. No damag& 

Alarm caused by the burning of a pile of rubbish. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Friday. 350 Broad St., Bobbins' Wharf. Slight fire in a wooden coal-shed. 

29th. Owned by Shepard Robbins. 

4.30 p.m. Caught from sparks of a hoisting engine. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by the Fire Boat " William M. Flanders." 

Friday. Hampshire St., Highlands. Slight fire in a dwelling-house. 

29th. Caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
7.30 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 13. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 
30th. 
9.58 p.m. 
Box 19. 



The department were unable to find any cause for this alarm. 



Saturday. 

30th. 
10.10 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Cor. of Washington and Groton Sts. Brick dwelling-house. 
Caused by a defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3, with slight damage. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 61, including 21 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings .$34,272. Insurance $28,872. 

Loss on stock $149,741.48. Insurance $121,526.48. 
Whole number of alarms during the month of August, 1873, Fifty-five. 



Monday. 

1st. 
6.45 p.m. 

Box 8. 



SEPTEMBER. 

No. 54 Pitts St. Brick dwelling-house. 
Owned by Patrick Kelly. 

Occupied by Mrs. E. Baker. 
Caused by the burning of a feather-bed. 



Loss $48. Insurance 



Monday. Shaving St. Wooden building on Snow's Wharf. 

1st. Owned by Knowles, Freeman & Co. 

9.51 p.m. Loss $6»8. Insurance $t>88. 

Box 56- Occupied by the same as a fish smoke-house. 

Loss $600. Insurance 



Tuesday. 184 Northampton St. Brick dwelling. 

2d. Owned by Mrs. Rose Leach. 

5.51 a.m. Occupied by Charles Benson. 

Box 82. Caused by the burning of a feather-bed. 



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Tuesday. No. 444 Commercial St. Slight fire in a brick dwelling. 

2d. Owned by Frances Raynes. 

7.19 a.m. Loss $146. Insurance $146 , 

Box 9. Occupied by Patrick Sullivan. 



Wednesday. 

3d. 

10.02 p.m. 

Box 19. 



This was a false alarm given by some wicked chap. 



Friday. Simmons St., Roxbury. A slight fire in building. 

5th. Owned by the Boston Carpet Co. 

1.50 p.m. Occupied by the Boston Carpet Co. 

Still alarm. The fire was caused by a kettle of tar boiling over. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 14. 



Sunday. 1372 Tremont St., Highlands. Brick building. 

7th. Owned by Samuel Emmes. 

3.19 a.m. Loss $500. Insurance $500. 

Box 245. Occupied by Edwin S. Cross, grocer. 

Loss $200. Insurance 



Monday. No 4 Mindoro St., Highlands. Slight fire in a wooden dwelling. 

8th. Owned by Charles McGunigle. 

8.06 a.m. Occupied by Ann Doherty and others. 

Box 245. Caused by the burning of a bed. 

TuiJfeDAY. No. 20 E. Canton St. Slight fire in a closet of wooden dwelling. 

9th. Owned by Ann Desmond. 

4.23 a.m. Occupied by Jeremiah Driscoll. 
Box 74. 

Tuesday. Mill Ave., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling-house. , 

9th. Owned by the estate of Walter Baker. 

2.00 A.M. Occupied by Henry Korb. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 16, and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 6. 



Wednesday. 221 and 223 State St. Granite Building. 
10th. Owned by Edward Wigglesworth. 

5.52 p.m. Occupied by J. C. Howe & Co., commission merchants. 

Box 38. Loss $15,933.85. Insurance $15,933.85. 

Occupied by Edward E. Rice & Co., dye stuffs. 

Loss $50. Insurance $50, 
Occupied by John A. Dodd & Co., tobacco dealers. 

Loss $300. Insurance $300. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Wednesday. Nos. 2 and 4 North St. Brick building. 

10th. Owned by Shepard Brooks. 

9.22 p.m. Loss $305. Insurance 305. 

Box 16. Occupied by Pitman & Munroe, boot and shoe findings. 

Loss $517.72. Insurance $517.72. 

Friday. Parker St., Highlands. Slight fire in a bake-shop. 

12th. Owned by A. Perry. 

3.39 a.m. Occupied by A. Perry. 

Box 245. The fire was caused by an overheated oven. 



Friday. 

12th. 
4.504 p-m. 
Box 128. 



No. 2 Centre Place, South Boston. Wooden building. 

Occupied by J. Murrays. 
This alarm was caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 



Friday. 

12th. 
11.04 p.m. 
Box 129. 



No. 1 Fifth St. Place, South Boston. 

This alarm was caused by the burning of an out-house in the rear. 



Sunday. 104 Castle St. Brick building. 

14th. Owned by Charles Moore. 

6.43 a.m. Loss $200. Insurance $200. 

Box 85. Occupied by Dwyer & Co., second-hand furniture. 

Loss $500. Insurance 



Monday. 

15th. 
10.45 a.m. 
Still alarm. 



Cor. op Newland St. and Draper's Lane. Dwelling-house. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Monday. 

15 th. 

1.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Orleans St., East Boston. Slight fire in the rear of J. H. Pote'i 
stable. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 11. 



Wednesday. 

17 th. 

8.45 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Central Wharf. Slight fire in a building. 
Occupied by Mr. Brudlee. 
Extinguished by the crew of the fire-boat. 



Saturday. No. 62 Melrose St. Slight fire in a brick dwelling-house. 

20th. Owned by Mr. Flatley. 

4.00 p.m. Occupied by Wm. Dunn. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



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117 



Saturday. No. 70 G St., South Boston. Fire in an unoccupied dwelling. 

20th. Owned by Phineas Bates. 

9.12 p.m. 
Box 147. 

Saturday. 102 State St. Slight fire in stone building. 

20th. Occupied by Geo. H. Smith. 

11.30£ p.m. Occupied by John Wetherbee. 

Box 16. Occupied by Geo. B. McKay. 

Occupied by the Inman Steamship Co. 
The fire was discovered in the third story among some waste paper 
in Mr. Smith's office. 



Monday. 

22d. 

4.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 7 Rutland St. A slight fire in a dwelling. 
Occupied by W. Fay. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Tuesday. Nos. 371 and 375 Hanover St. A slight fire on the roof of building. 

23d. Owned by James Fitzgerald. 

4.33 p.m. Occupied by Mr. McCormack. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Tuesday. 

23d. 
5.45 p.m. 
Box 126. 



No. 186 Bowen St., South Boston. Dwelling-house. 
This alarm was given by a young man who saw smoke issuing from 
the chimney. 



Wednesday. 

24th. 

1.42 A.M. 

Box 65. 



No. 318 Albany St. Lumberyard. 
Owned by Wm. Pope & Sons. 
Occupied by William Pope & Sons. 



Wednesday. Weeks, Wharf, East Boston. Slight fire in a shipwright and caulk- 
24th. er's place. 

2.00 a.m. Owned by A. G. & S. H. Whidden. 

Box 156. Occupied by A. G. & S. H. Whidden. 

Friday. 163 Beach St. A slight fire in dwelling. 

26th. Owned by John Buckley. 

9.30 a.m. Occupied by Margaret Cary. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 7. 



Friday. No. 578 Broadway, South Boston. A slight fire on roof of an un- 

26th. occupied dwelling house. 

11.00 p.m. Owned by Calvin Torrey. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 1. 



118 



City Document. — No. 6Q. 



Saturday. No. 59 Wakeham St. Slight fire in the foundry building. 

27th. Owned by Cressy & Noyes. 

7.45 a.m. Occupied by .Josiah Dunham. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3, and Extinguisher 

Corps No. 2. 



Saturday. Parker St., Highlands. Slight fire in an old shed. 

27th. Occupied by Mr. Pratt. 

0.30 p.m. 
Box 216. 



Saturday. Alger St., near Dorchester St., South Boston. Three-story 
27th. wooden building. 

9.18 p.m. Owned by Wm. J. Flynn. 

Box 125. Occupied by Wm. J. Flynn, as a junk store. 

Building adjoining. 

Owned by Chas. H. Stebbins. 

Loss $700. Insurance 
Occupied by Whipple & Co., as a stable. 



Saturday. No. 2 South Cedar St. Court. Brick dwelling-house. 
27th. Owned by Mary Bird. 

10.00 p.m. * Loss $350. Insurance 

Still alarm. Occupied by Jeremiah Murphy. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



Sunday. 

28th. 
10.58 a.m. 
Box 313. 



Carleton St., Dorchester District. This alarm was caused by 
the burning of an old shed. 



Monday. Rear of 238 Meridian St., East Boston. Wooden building. 

29th. Owned by Edward T. Marlieve. 

2.39 a.m. Loss $800. Insurance 

Box 162. Occupied by Edward T. Marlieve, as a dwelling and billiard 

saloon. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 



Monday. East St., Holt's. lumber yard. 

29th. This alarm was given for assistance to go to Cambridge, to help ex- 

5.33 p.m. tinguish a fire. 

Box 6. Engines No. 4, 6 and 10, Hose No. 3, and Hook and Ladder No. 

1 were despatched. 



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Whole number of alarms during the month 36, including 12 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $6,237.00. Insurance $4,737.00. 

Loss on stock $28,694.07. Insurance $22,694.07. 

Whole number of alarms during September, 1872, Thirty-seven. 



OCTOBER. 

Thursday. Cor. Exeter and Marlboro Sts. 

2d. Slight fire in basement of brick building. 

0.33 a.m. Owned by S. A. B. Abbott. 

Box 69. Unoccupied. 

Fire originated among some oiled rags. 



Thursday. Simpson's Dry Dock, Marginal Street, East Boston. 

2d. On board brig " R. M. Haseley." 

11 29 a.m. Owned by Abiel Gove and others. 

Box 164. . Loss $300. Insurance 

Fire originated from a lighted pipe in pocket of clothes of one of 
the men. 



Thursday. 4 Canton court. Slight fire in dwelling 
2d. Owned by Messenger heirs. 

3.15 p.m. Occupied by B. Magoon. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the stove-pipe. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Friday. Eastern Railroad Wharf, East Boston. 



3d. 
8.07 p.m 
Box 151. 



On board tug-boat "Ann." 
Owned by N. C. Munson. 

Caught from the boiler. 



Loss $500. Insurance 



Friday. No. 640 Fourth St., So. Boston. Slight fire in dwelling. 

3d. Caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
9.15 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 

Siill alarm. 



Friday. No. 60 State St., Suffolk Bank Building. Slight fire in basement. 

3d. Fire caught among some old rubbish. 
11.55 p.m. Extinguished by patrolmen Morse, Hill, and Lyons, of Hook and 

Still alarm. Ladder Co. No. 8. 



120 

Sunday. 

5th. 

5.15 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



City Document. — No. 66. 

Word was sent to Engine House No. 6, that there was a fire on 
North Charles St. ; the company responded very quickly, but 
were unable to find ary cause for the call. 






Sunday. 

5th. 
7.10 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Engine Co. No. 6 were again falsely called to Portland street. 



Sunday. 635 Hakrison Avenue. Brick tenement house. 

5th. Owned by Mrs. Mullen. 

8.45 p.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Still alarm. Occupied by several families. 

Fire caused by gas explosion. 

Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3 and Extinguisher 
Corps No. 2. 

Wednesday. Clapp St., Ward 16, in the part known as " Durginville." 
8th. A block of condemned wooden tenement houses. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by the estate of Oakes Ames. 

Box 312. Owned by Peter Butler. 

8.50 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Second alarm. Cause of the fire incendiary. 



Thursday. 

9th. 

10.55 p.m. 

Box 26. 



This alarm was given by request of Chief Engineer Raymond, of 
the Cambridge Fire Department, to call assistance to a large fire 
which was raging in his city. 



Friday. No. 3+ North Bennett St. Slight fire in dwelling-house. 

10th. Owned by Mr. Pedroe. 

5.45 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Pedroe. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Saturday. Cor. of Berkeley and Appleton Sts. Wooden buildings. 

11th. Owned by Martin Hayes. 

3.41a.m. Loss $10,000. Insurance $6,100. 

Box 85. Occupied by Martin Hayes, as boarding-stables. 

3.48 a.m. Loss $15,000. Insurance $5,750. 

Second alarm. There were 86 hofses burnt and suffocated. 

3.50 a.m. Loss $26,000. No insurance. 

Third alarm. Fire caused through the carelessness of the watchman. 
Box 71. 



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121 



S,ATT7RDAY. 

11th. 

2.45 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Second St., So. Boston. Vacant lot near Bishop's block. 
Fire set by boys. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 



Tuesday. 

14th. 
7.29 a.m. 
Box 16. 



No. 2 Fanhuil Hall Square. Slight fire in brick building 
Owned by John L. Stevenson. 
Occupied by John L. Stevenson, liquor store. 



Tuesday. Railroad Bridge, East Cambridge. Wooden building. 

14th. Owned by the Eastern Railroad Co. 

10.11 a.m. Occupied by the Eastern Railroad Co., as a car-house. 

Box 4. Thirteen passenger cars were burned. 



Wednesday. 

15th. 

7.45 a.m 

Box 24. 



No. 2 Belknap place. Slight fire in second story of wooden building. 
Owned by the heirs of Catherine O'Neil. 
Occupied by several families. 



Wednesday. No. 5 Third St. court, So. Boston. Wooden tenement house. 
15th. Owned by John Moran. 

9.51 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Ellen Mullen. 

Box 126. Occupied by John Greene. 



Wednesday. 

15th. 

4.08 p.m. 

Box 76. 



No. 729 Trkmont St. Brick building. 

Occupied by Mrs. P. B. Gova, as a uoarding-house. 



Wednesday. Building on Cornhill. 

15th. Occupied by Rand & Avery. 

6.43 p.m. No damage 

Box 18. This alarm was caused by steam issuing from the building. 

Wednesday. 183 Broadway, So. Boston. 

15th. Occupied by Mrs. Boyles, dry goods store. 

7.15 p.m. Loss $25. Insurance $25 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 



Thursday. 

16th. 

12.15 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Shawmut Ave., Highlands. Slight fire in clothing store. 
Occupied by A. J. Eaton. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 12. 



122 



City Document. — No. 66. 



Thursday. 

16th. 

7.15 A.M. 

Box 136. 



No. 677 Second St., So. Boston. 
Occupied by P. O. Doherty. 



Slight fire in dwelling-house. 



Thursday. 
16th. 

12 NOON. 

Still alarm. 



Tremont St., rear of Chickering's Piano Factory. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 7. 



Friday. No. 54 Hudson St. Brick building. 

17th. Owned by John T. Dingley. 

8.30 a.m. Loss $300. No insurance. 

Box 57. Occupied by Mr. J. Boyd, as a boarding-house. 

Loss $300. No insurance. 



Friday. No. 880 Harrison Ave. Slight fire in wood and coal sheds. 

17th. Owned by Levi B. Morse. 

3.15 p.m. Occupied by Levi B. Morse. 

Still alarm. Fire caught from sparks of a hoisting engine. 
Extinguished bj r Engine Co- No. 23. 



Monday. 

20th. 
3.55 p.m. 
Box 46. 



No. 33 Batterymarch St. Slight fire in brick building, 
Occupied by Briggs & Robinson, Tremont Paint Co. 



Monday. 103 Summer St. Stone building. 

20th. Owned by R. H. Stearns. 

8.27 p.m. Occupied by Geo. Foster & Co. 

Box 43 Alarm caused by a dense smoke from furnace, created by a quan- 

tity of putty being left there ; no damage, except the loss of the 
putty. 

Tuesday. Ferry St., near Heath St., Highlands. Block of wooden buildings. 

21st. Owned by H. Taunenbaum. 

1.21 a.m. Occupied by J. Schuster. 

Box 254. Occupied by James Kenealley. 

Occupied by H. Scheaff. 
Fire caused by a defective flue ; small loss. 

Tuesday. No. 28 So. Margin St. Dwelling-house. 

21st. Owned by G. J. Burnham. 

9.15 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Clark. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6 and Hook and Ladder C 

No 1. 



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123 



Wednesday. No. 142 Castle St. Slight fire in brick dwelling-house. 
22d. Owned by Moses Chase. 

7.17 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Stetson. 

Box 85. Fire caused by the burning of a window-curtain. 

Thursday. No. 507 Broadway, So. Boston. Slight fire in dwelling-hou.-ie. 

23d. Owned by Alpheus Stetson. 

10.07 p.m. Occupied by John A. Stetson. 

Box 147. Fire originated from hot coals dropping on floor from stove. 



Friday. 

24th. 
9.42 a.m. 
Box 85. 



No. 115 Chandler St. 

Slight fire in water-closet of brick dwelling. 
Occupied by H. S. Creach. 



Friday. 

24th. 
4.05 p.m. 
Box 353. 



Alarm caused by the burning of woods near the Mattapan Station, 
Dorchester District. • 



Friday. No. 15 Province St. Brick building. 
24th. Owned by P. McAleer. 

11.49 p.m. Loss $350. Insurance 

Box 36. Occupied by Hartnett & Salomon, as a machine shop. 

Loss $3,000. Insurance $3,000. 



Saturday. No. 51 East Dedham St. Brick dwelling. 

25th. Owned by Patrick White. 

2.30 p.m. ' Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3 and Extinguisher 
Corps No. 2. 

Sunday. No. 3 Milton St. Slight fire in an old wooden building. 

26th. Owned by Thomas L. Jenks. 

4.20 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Dacy. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 



Sunday. 

26th. 

10.23J a.m. 

Box 257. 



Cor. Sherman and Bower Sts., Highlands. 

Occupied by J. B. Clapp. 
Alarm caused by the burning of an old husk mattress in dwelling 



Sunday. Prescott Place. Brick stables. 

26th. Owned by the Metropolitan R.R. Co. 

11.12 p.m. Loss $2,500. Insurance $2,500. 



124 



City Document. — No. 66. 



Box 214. 

11.20£ p.m. 

Second alarm. 



Occupied by the Metropolitan R II. Co. 

Loss $2,973.95. Insurance $1,965.00. 



Monday. 

27th. 

4.15 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Cor. Salter Place and Prince St. Slight fire in grocery store. 
Occupied by James Maley. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Monday. 

27th. 
5.32 p.m. 
Box 65. 



No. 332 Harrison Ave. Dwelling-house. 

Occupied by Elizabeth Bixby. 
Fire caused by the explosion of gas. 



Monday. 

27th. 
8.00 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



No. 159 Beach St. Slight fire in a blacksmith's shop. 
Occupied by H. G. Hall. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 7. 



Tuesday. No. 129 Everett St., East Boston. Dwelling-house. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Farrell. 

12.15 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance 

Still alarm. Occupied by James Douglas and others. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 11. 



Tuesday. No. 90 East Brookline St. Slight fire in dwelling-house. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Masse. 

7.00 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Masse. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3 and Extinguisher 

No. 2. 



Tuesday. 

28th. 

7.45 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



40 Richmond St. Slight fire in Putnam & Cochran's Chair Factory. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Tuesday. 

28th. 
8.21 p.m. 
Box 15. 

Tuesday. 

28th. 

11.25 p.m. 

Box 14. 



No. 178 Commercial St. Brick building. 
Owned by Foster & Roby. 

Loss $142. Insurance 
Occupied by Foster & Roby, as a brass foundry. 

Loss $270. Insurance 

No. 15 Moon St. Dwelling-house. 

Alarm caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 125 

Wednesday. Nos. 213 to 219 State St. 

29th. Granite buildings, known as the State St. Block. 

5.32 p.m. Owned by Jonathan French. 

Box 38. Occupied by Merrill & Bros., dealers in paints and oils. 

5.40 p.m. Occupied by Norcross & Mellen, crockery ware. 

Second alarm. Loss $18,000. Insurance $18,000. 

Occupied by Carter & Wiley, glass ware. 

Loss $4,000. Insurance $3,500. 
Occupied by Thayer & Babson, glass ware. 

Loss $3,300. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by M. J. Hardy, whiskey. 
Occupied by Wise & Russell, commission merchants. 

Loss $370. Insurance $370. 
Occupied by J. N. W. Bird & Co., paints and oil. 

Did not sustain any loss. 
Occupied by Haskell & Adams, groceries. 

Loss $550. Insurance $550. 
Occupied by Leland, Allen & Bates, woollen goods. 
Occupied by Felton & Stone, office. 
Occupied by Charles E. Brewer & Co., office. 

Wednesday. Court Sq. Granite building, known as the Court House. 
29th. Owned by the County of Suffolk. 

7.33 p.m. Loss $500. Insurance $500. 

Box 36. Fire caught from a defective chimney in the judges' lobby of the 

Supreme Court. 

Friday. Cor. Tremont Row and Howard St. Evans Hall. 

31st. Owned by F. H. Evans. 

1.33 a.m. Occupied by Mary Mathews, dressmaker. 

Box 21. Loss $450. Insurance 

Occupied by Edward Dunshee, office. 
Occupied by Wilder & Holway, real estate agent. 

Loss $50. Insurance 
Occupied by Charles Copeland, ice cream saloon. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 56, including 21 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $14,742.00. Insurance $10,542.00. 
Loss on stock $74,288.95. Insurance $36,930.00. 

Whole number of alarms during the month of October, 1873, Forty- 
five. 



126 



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Fire Commissioners' Report. 



127 



Table No. 2 . 

Exhibiting the number of Bell Alarms for each month, also for days of the week, 
From January 1st, 1873, to October 31st, 1873. 





















u 






Days. 




3 


A 










•s 


a 




«o" 




C 


fl 


>3 


P. 


>> 


c 


i? 


3 


ft 




o 




>-s 


PR 


S 


< 


s 


1-5 


>-3 

5 




CO 


C 


H 




1 


4 


3 


4 


2 


2 


9 


3 


3 


36 




8 


2 


4 


5 


4 


5 


5 


5 


5 


3 


46 




2 


3 


3 


2 




5 


6 


3 


4 


5 


33 




10 


3 


3 


3 


4 


9 


6 


6 


5 


10 


59 




7 


11 


3 


4 


1 


5 


14 


4 




5 


54 


Friday 


6 


6 


3 


2 


10 


4 


2 


11 


3 


6 


53 




6 


3 


4 


7 


10 


5 


2 


2 


4 


3 


46 


Totals 


40 


32 


23 


27 


31 


35 


40 


40 


24 


35 


327 



Besides the foregoing tables, there have been 198 still alarms of fire attended by 
the different companies, making a total of 525 fires, as will be seen by the following 
table. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Table No. 3. 

Showing the Fires and Alarms of Fires in the different sections of the City from 
January 1st, 1873, to October 31st, 1873. 



January . . 
February . 
March . . 
April . . . 
May .... 
June . . . 
July . . • 
August . . 
September 
October . . 



Dorchester 



Total for Boston, 

" " South Boston, 
" " East Boston, 
" '• Roxbury, 
" " Dorchester, 



295 
58 
46 
63 



Making a total of Bells and Stills, . 



525 



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129 



Monthly Tabular Statement of Fires. 
From January 1st, 1873, to October 31st, 1873. 



Months. 


Loss on 
Buildings. 


Insurance on 
Buildings. 


Loss on 
Stock. 


Insurance on 
Stock. 


Number of 
Alarms. 


September .... 


$27,826 00 
30,963 00 
5,S50 00 
20,245 00 
576,608 45 
7,805 00 
45,143 00 
34,272 00 
6,237 00 
14,742 00 


$26,726 00 
27,963 00 

4,100 00 
17,780 00 
333,624 45 

6,305 00 
32,393 00 
28,872 00 

4,737 00 
10,542 00 


$32,445 00 
35,358 00 
5,315 00 
34,553 00 

837,106 55 
9,515 31 

572,137 43 

149,741 48 
28,694 07 
74,288 95 


$28,445 00 
35,208 00 
4,365 00 
30,078 00 

573,460 61 
9,210 31 

565,434 75 

121,526 48 
22,694 07 
36,930 00 


54 inch 

57 

37 ' 

43 

52 

62 ' 

67 ' 

61 

36 ' 

56 


d'g 14 still. 
25 " 
14 " 
16 " 
21 " 
27 " 
27 " 
21 " 
12 " 
21 " 




$769,191 45 


$493,042 45 


$1,779,154 79 


$1,427,352 22 


525 " 198 " 



Total loss on buildings, 
Total loss on stock, 

Total loss on buildings and stock, 

Total insurance on buildings, 
Total insurance on stock, 

Total insurance on buildings and stock, 



3,191 45 
1,779,154 79 



$493,042 45 
1,427,352 22 



Total loss on buildings and stock above insurance, 
9 



£2,548,346 24 

1,920,394 67 
$627,951 57 



130 



City Document. — No. 66. 



2TO VJEMBEB. 

Saturday. Nos. 23 and 25 Endicott St. Brick building. 
1st. Owned by Mr. Brown. 

4.16 a.m. Occupied by G. Davis. 

Box 17. Fire originated in second story. Cause unknown. 

Companies Called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1, Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Monday. Alarm given by some person unknown; the alarm box was found 

1st. open. 

2.50 a. m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, and 22 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook 
Box 247. and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 

False alarm. Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 



Monday. No. 15 Rochester St. Brick dwelling. 

3d. Owned by Mary Laud. 

7.40 a.m. Occupied by Mary Laud. 

Still alarm. Fire Slight. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Monday. Nos. 41 and 42 Central Wharf. Brick buildings. 

3d. No. 41 owned by N. F. Goldsmith. 

4.25 p.m. Loss $5,000. Insurance $5,000. 

Box 38. Occupied by Taylor & Randall, paints and oils. 

4.34 p.m. Loss $99,260.63. Insurance $62,500. 

Second alarm. Occupied by Joseph Davis, oils. 

Loss $350. No insurance. 
Occupied by C. & D. McDavitt, cotton brokers. 
Occupied by J. M. Carter, cotton broker. 
No. 42 owned by W. F. Weld & Co. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by W. F. Weld & Co., merchants. 

• ' Loss $1,952.60. Insurance $1,952.60. 

Fire Caused by the carelessness of a boy who was filling a can with 

oil while nsiug a lamp. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 25; 
Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 3, and 8; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; Fire Boat and 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Tuesday. No. 4 Bat St. Place, So. Boston. 

4th. Alarm occasioned by the burning out of a foul chimney. 

12.36 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
Box 138. and Ladder No. 5 ; Fire Boat. 

Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Tuesday. No. 1997 Washington St., Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

4th. _ Owned by H. B. Sargent. 

6.30 p.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Still alarm. Occupied by J. C. Boyden. 

Loss $500. Insurance 
Occupied by J. C. Howard. 

Loss $200. Insurance $200. 
Fire caused by a defective flue in the L. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, and 13; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 



Wednesday. River St., Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 
5th. Owned by Z. T. Hollingsworth. 

1.05 p.m. Occupied by Joseph Homer. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 19. 

Friday. No. 126 W. Broadway, So. Boston. Brick tenement. 

7th. Owned by J. W. Cartwright. 

3.57 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 124. Fire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, and 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9,10 
and 12; Hook and Ladder No. 5; Insurance 
Brigade. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Friday. 

7th. 

9.58 p.m 

Box 26. 

False alarm. 



Alarm, given by some person unknown ; the box was found open. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, and 10; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, and 8 ; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. No. 5 Milton St. Brick tenement house. 

7th. Owned by Dr. Thomas L. Jenks. 

11.06 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 7. Slight fire among some shavings in the cellar. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Friday. No. 113 Merrimac St. Wooden building. 

7th. Occupied by J. W. Wilkinson, carpenter. 

11.59 p.m. Fire caused by a defective flue. 
Box 5. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25; Hose No. 3; 

Hook and Ladder No. 1 and 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat ; Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Saturday. No. 75 Lincoln St. Brick building. 

8th. Owned by Mr. Wallace. 

5.05 p. m. Occupied by Morrill & Wliittemore, iron piping. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the burning of a barrel of black varnish which ignited 
from the furnace. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 7. 

Monday. Schooner " Village Belle," lying at T -wharf. 

10th. Alarm occasioned by a slight fire on board. 

2.36 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 
Box 38. 2, 3, 8 and 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8i 

Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire 
Boat; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Tuesday. Corner F and Third Streets, So. Boston. Wooden building. 

11th. Owned by Hill Bros. 

2.22 p.m. Occupied by Hill Bros., chair factory. 

Box 126. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 15 ; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 

and 12 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

Tuesday. No. 25 Willard St. Brick dwelling. 

11th. Owned by Mr. Mulloney. 

5.00 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Mansfield. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Wednesday. No. 16 Hamburg St. Wooden dwelling. 
12th. Owned by R. M. Winch. 

10.00 a.m. Occupied by Barney Doherty. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the burning of some old rubbish. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 



Wednesday. Tremont Place, Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

12th. Slight fire in the cellar. 
10.00 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 13. 

Still alarm. 



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Saturday. No. 9 Mt. Vernon St. Brick dwelling. 
15th. Owned by Judge Gray. 

2.30 p.m. Occupied by Judge Gray. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1. 

Monday. No. 27 Lowell St. Brick dwelling. 

17th. Owned by P. L. Lambert. 

1.12 a.m. Occupied by Miss Etta McKenna. 

Box 5. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25; Hose No. 3; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insur- 
ance Brigade, 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Monday. No. 34 Greenleaf St., Highlands. Wooden dwelling, 

17th. Owned by Laming & Drisko, 

6.21 £ p.m. Occupied by John Porter. 

Box 216. Fire originated from some unknown cause in a closet. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22 and 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 

Tuesday. Steamer " Admiral," lying at Old Harbor Wharf, So. Boston, 

18th. Owned by James Power. 

3 00 a.m. Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Still alarm. Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Tuesday. No. 41 Central Wharf. 

18th. Fire caused by rekindling of ruins in cellar of Taylor & Randall. 

12.25 p.m. Companies Called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 25; Hose 
Box 37. Nos. 2, 3 and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 

and 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; 
Fire Boat and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command, 

Tuesday. No. 368 Tremont St. Brick dwelling. 

18th. Occupied by Butler & Gray. 

1.00 p.m. Fire caused by a defective flue. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



Tuesday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25; Hose Nos. 2, 

18th. 3 and 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8; 

10.21 p.m. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1, and In- 

Box 21. surance Brigade. 

False alarm, As$t. Engineer Green in command. 



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Wednesday. No. 18 Beacon St. Brick building. 
19th. Occupied as a law school. 

12.01 p.m. Fire caused by a defective stove-pipe in wooden L. 
Box 35. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 

3 and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1, and In- 
surance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Friday. No. 10 Bulfinch St. Brick building. 

21st. Owned by John M. Clark. 

12.45 a.m. Occupied by A. B. Webber. Hotel. 

Box 23. • Eire caught from a furnace in the dining-room. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25; Hose Nos. 3> 
and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine No. 1, and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 83 Salem St. Wooden dwelling. 

21st. Owned by Mr. Coleman. 

5.30 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Kennedy. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Friday. False alarm given by some person unknown. 

21st. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 

6.54 p.m. 3 and 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8; 

Box 35. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1, and Insur- 

ance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Green in command. 



Friday. This alarm was given within eighteen minutes after the above alarm 

21st. from Box 35, and was also false. 

7.12 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 
Box 42. 2, 3, 5. 8 and 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3 

and 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; 
Extinguisher No. 2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. Alarm caused by the workmen, who, while repairing the wires, acci- 

22d. dentally " pulled the box." 

3.59 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6", 7, 8 and 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
Box 9. and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Babcock Self- 

acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insur- 
ance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Green in command. 



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Sunday. Nos. 48 and 50 Fulton St. Brick building. 

23d. Owned by fm. G. Train. 

5.10 p.m. Occupied by J. P. Squires & Co. Pork and hams. 

Box 15. Fire supposed to have been incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Monday. No. 304 Columbus Avenue. Brick dwelling. 

24th. Owned by I. Greensfelder. 

12.46 a.m. Occupied by I. Greensfelder. 

Box 81. Fire caused by gas explosion. 

Accidents. Mr. Greensfelder went into the cellar to shut off the gas 
in consequence of a leak in the pipe ; he took with him a light, 
which caused the explosion, and threw him across the cellar, 
inflicting several serious injuries. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22 and 23 ; Hose Nos. 2, 
5 and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 8 ; 
Extinguisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Smith in command. 

Wednesday. Alarm given by some excited individual, who saw smoke rising from 
26th. the roof of No. 27 Temple place. The alarm was uncalled for, 

7.39 p. m. as the smoke came from the furnace, and was conducted in the 

Box 43. natural way through the roof. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 25; Hose 
Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
1, 3 and 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No 
• 1; Extinguisher No. 2; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Thursday. No. 38 Nashua St. Dwelling. 

27th. Owned by Mrs. Dailey, 

11.20 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Dailey. 

Still alarm. Alarm caused by steam escaping from the wash-boiler. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 



Thursday. No. 350 W. Broadway, So. Boston. Wooden building. 
27th. Owned by the Osborn heirs. 

8.16 p.m. Occupied by J. H. Dailey, tailor. 

Box 126. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10 

and 12 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer Brown in command. 



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Friday. No. 269 Shawmut Avenue. Brick dwelling. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Condon. 

10.53 a.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 73. Occupied by Mr. Condon. 

Fire caused by plumbers thawing out water-pipes. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13 and 23 ; Hose Nos. 2, 5 
and 8, Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher 
No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Smith in command. 



Friday. Corner Second and E Sts., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

28th. Owned by Hersey Bros. 

5.59 p.m. Occupied by Hersey Bros., machinists. 

Box 126. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 15 ; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10 

and 12 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer Brown. iu command. 



Saturday. No 4 Institute Avenue, off of Endicott St. "Wooden tenement. 

29th. Owned by Dr. T. A. Smith. 

8.24 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 12. Slight fire in the room occupied by Mary Gill. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 1 and 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. No. 1041 Washington St. Brick dwelling. 

30th. Occupied by Dr. Helen Morton. 

11.50 a.m. Fire caused by burning sulphur in a pan. 

Still alarm. Company called Engine No. 3. 

Sunday. No. 62 Endicott St. Dwelling. 

30th. Unoccupied. 

5.05 p.m. Fire caught from sparks of an adjoining bake-house chimney. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 41, including 14 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $8,050.00. Insurance $8,050,00. 
Loss on stock $102,263.23. Insurance $65,152.60. 
Whole number of alarms during the month of November, 1872, 
Seventy-five. 



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DECEMBER. 

Monday. No. 16 Belmont St., Highlands. Wooden tenement house. 

1st. Owned by James Doyle. 

4.37 p.m. Loss $75. Insurance $75. 

Box 218. Occupied by Daniel Curley. 

Loss $10. Insurance $10. 

■ Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14 and 23 ; Hose No. 7 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; and Extinguisher 
No. 4. 
Dist. Engineer John Colligan in command. 



Tuesday. Broad St., foot of Summer. Corrugated iron building. 

2d. Owned by Boston, Hartford & Erie E. R. Co. 

4.27 p.m. Occupied by " " " " as freight depot. 

Box 48. Doss $50. No insurance. 

Eire caused by explosion of gas meter while being repaired. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; Extin- 
guisher Wagon .No. 2; Insurance Brigade 
and Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. 

2d. 

7.34 p.m. 

Box 34. 



Rear 34 Joy St. Wooden tenement house. 
Owned by Joshua Bennett heirs. 



Occupied by W. F. Phillips. 

Occupied by J. Rich. 

Occupied py Mrs. Mary Livermore 



Loss $300. Insurance $300. 
Loss $60. No insurance. 
Loss $150. No insurance. 



Loss 



No insurance. 



Fire caused by a defective flue. , 

Accidents. Michael A. Hearn, member of Engine Co. No. 4 ; fell 
from a ladder ; bruised about the face. 
Thomas E. Fennelly, member of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1, se- 
verely burned in the discharge of his duty. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose Nos. 3 and 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Insurance 
Brigade ;■ Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Wednesday. No. 15 Clark St. Brick building used as a lodging-house. 

3d. Owned by Mary Welch. 

10.30 1-2 a.m. Occupied by Wm. Nicholson. 

Box 14. Fire caused by explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Insurance 
Brigade ; Babcock Self-acting Engine and Fire 
Boat. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Thursday. No. 165 Sumner St., East Boston. 

4th. Wooden building, two and one-half stories high. 

4.57 a.m. Owned by National Dock and Warehouse Co. 

Box 182. Occupied by James Cox for boat-building. 

Loss $25. Insurance $25. 
Fire caused by explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3, and Fire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Joseph Dunbar in command. 

Thursday. Washington St., Dorchester District. Wooden Building. 
4th. Owned by R. Gleason. 

1.10 p.m. Occupied by Timothy Donahoe. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective chimney. 

Slight pire. Extinguished by Engine No. 18. 

Thursday. No. 1 Ransom Ct., off Cotting St. Wooden dwelling-house. 
4th. Owned by Ira Litchfield. 

5.20 p.m. Occupied by Talbot Hampton. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the upsetting of a stove. 

Slight damage. Extinguished by Engine No. 6. 

Thursday. No. 546 Albany St. Wooden tenement house. 
4th. Owned by E. F. Meany. 

5.2,5 p.m. Occupied by several families. t 

Still alarm. Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3 and Extinguisher 

No. 2. 



Thursday. No. 3 Buckingham St. Three-story brick building. 
4th. Owned by E. P. Brown. 

9.05 p.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 81. Occupied by Mrs. D. W. Miller, as a boarding-house. 

Fire caused by explosion of gas, escaping in the basement. Mr. 
Lowell, seeking for the leak, lighted a match ; the explosion 
resulted. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22 and 23 ; Hose Nos. 2, 5 
and 8 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher 
No. 2; and Insurance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer James Monroe in command. 

Friday. No. 9 Oneida St. Brick dwelling-house. 

5th. Owned by Patrick H. Lyons. 

3.12 p.m. Occupied by Patrick II. Lyons. 

Still alarm. Fire slight, caused by a defective flue. 
Company called, Engine Co. No. 3. 

Friday. Cor. Stoughton and Hudson Sts. Dorchester District. 

5th. Two and one-half story wooden building. 

9.36 p.m. Owned by Jacob Geib. 

Box 315. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Occupied by " " as a dwelling and saloon. 

Loss $200. No insurance. 
Fire supposed incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 18 and 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 4 and 7. 
Asst. Engineer P. D. Allen in command. 

Saturday. No. 13 Sumner St., East Boston. Ladd's Wharf. 

6th. Two and a half story wooden building. 

2.37 a.m. Owned by Dillaway heirs. 

Box 156. Loss $500. Insurance $500. 

Occupied by Erastus O. Emery & Co., shipwright's shop. 
Fire originated in a pile of shavings. 

The Fire Boat "Flanders " ran upon some blocks in the dock 
and remained there until the turn of the tide, but received no 



Companies called, Engine Nos 5, 9, 11 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3, and Fire Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Joseph Dunbar in command. 



Monday. City Hospital Wharf on Albany St. Old wooden building. 

8th. Owned by T. W. Carter. 

4.08 a.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500- 

Box 212. Occupied by " " drain pipe manufactory. 

Second alarm. Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 

4.12 a.m. Fire originated from some unknown cause. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21, 23; Hose Nos. 
5, 7; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Extinguisher 
Nos. 2, 4. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Monday. Cherry St., Highlands. Wooden building. 

8th. Owned by Mrs. Maria Whalen, 

5.48 p.m. Occupied by M. Whalen, as a stable. 

Box 242. Loss $25. No insurance. 

Fire supposed incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14; Hose No. 7; Hook and 
Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer James Monroe in command. 



Tuesday. Nos. 128 and 130 High St. Corrugated iron building. 

9th. Owned by Albert Eellner. 

7.00 p.m Loss $300. Insurance 

Still alarm. Occupied by A. Fellner, dining saloon. 

" " W. C. Morey, leather dealer. 
" " H. J. Hallgreen, stationer. 
" " Robinson Phillips. 

Loss $40. Insurance $40. 
Fire occasioned by the boiler in the eating-house. It burned up into 

the upper stories. 
Companies called, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder Co. No. 8. 



Wednesday. No. 156 Meridian St., East Boston. 
10th. Owned by Samuel Y. Chase. 

1.20 a.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 162. Occupied by E. L. Grueby, jewelry store. 

Loss $150. Insurance $150. 
Fire supposed incendiary; was set on the top of a step-ladder leading 
from the cellar and burned up through the trap-door. Two men 
were arrested by the police on suspicion. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Extinguisher No. 2, and Fire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Joseph Dunbar in command. 

Wednesday. Alarm given by the watchman at Blake's factory, Dorchester avenue, 
10th. South Boston, he having been falsely informed by two men that 

6.52 p.m. there was a fire in Pierce's mill. 

Box 125. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15, 21; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 
False alarm. and 12 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Asst. Engineer Geo. Brown in command. 



Wednesday. No. 696 Shawmut Ave. Wooden shed. 
10th. Owned by Austin Richards. 

9.00 p.m. Occupied by " " storage paper stock. 

Box 218. Fire slight. No loss. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 4, and Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst Engineer John Colligan in command. 



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Insurance 
Insurance $2,500. 
Insurance 



Insurance 



Thursday. Nos. 19, 21 and 23 Buckingham St. Block of brick buildings. 
11th. Owned by Crockett & Courtney. 

9.00 p.m. No. 19, Loss $50i 

Box 71. No. 21, Loss $2,500. 

No. 23, Loss 
No. 23 occupied by J. F. Hoar, dwelling.™ 

Loss 

Fire supposed incendiary, as the bouses were unoccupied. It origi- 
nated in the basement of No. 21, worked up through the roof and 
spread in both directions into the attics of Nos. 19 and 23. Wil- 
liam Tobin, member of Engine Co. No. 22, was severely injured 
by having his hands caught in the chain gear of the hose carriage 
while on duty. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 22, 23. and 25 ; 
Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8, and 9 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3 and 8 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; Insurance 
Brigade, and the Babcock Self-acting Engine. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. Cor. Dove and Dorchestkr Sts., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

12th. Owned by Mr. Skinner. 

2.28 a.m. Occupied by" " 

Box 132. Slight fire in smoking-room of the fish-packing establishment. 

Companies called, Engine Nos 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 



Friday. No. 1604 Washington St. Brick dwelling-house. 

12th. Owned by Howard Stockton. Loss $864. No insurance. 

6.39 a.m. Occupied by Albion Adams, boarding-house. 

Box 86. Loss $492.50. Insurance $492.50 

Fire originated in second story from defective flue. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13,23; Hose Nos. 2, 5 and 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4, and Extinguisher 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. 

12th. 

6.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No 129 Congress St. Unoccupied granite building. 

Owned by E. D. Peters. 
Fire originated in the basement among some old rubbish. 
Cause unknown. 

Extinguished by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 8. 



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Friday. No. 372 Hanover St. 

12th. Slight fire in a dwelling-house. 

8.15 p.m. Caused by the burning of a feather-bed. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 

Saturday. Alarm caused by smoke being seen issuing from steeple of the Second 

13th. Universalist Church, corner of Clarendon street and Columbus 

9.31 a.m. avenue. The upper part of the steeple is used as a chimney for 

Box 81. furnaces. 

False alarm. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8; 

Hook and Ladder No. 3; Extinguisher No. 2, 
and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Sunday. No. 16 Second St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 

14th. Owned by Mr. Coughlin. 

11.45 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. McCarthy. 

Still alarm. Slight fire. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 

Monday. No. 19 Charles St. Brick building. 

15th. Owned by Mr. Stowell. 

4.30 p.m. Occupied by Blodgett & Chapman, fish store. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 

Monday. Lincoln St. Block of wooden buildings, known as the " Crystal 

15th. Palace," and occupied by several families. 

6.20 p.m. Slight fire, supposed incendiary, started in an unoccupied room. 

Still alarm. One man arrested by police on suspicion.- Extinguished by 
Engine Co. No. 7. 

Monday. Second St., So. Boston. 

15th. In vacant lot rear Bishop's Block. 

7.45 p.m. Eire slight. Set by boys among some old rubbish. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15. 



Monday. Litchfield's Wharf, Broad St. 

15th. Slight fire on the schooner " Dakota," of Calais, Maine. 

9.44 p.m. Fire caused by a defective stove-pipe. 

Box 51. Loss $25. No insurance. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; 
Fire Boat and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Tuesday: No. 65 Albany St. Brick dwelling-house. 

16th. Owned by M. D. Kimball's heirs. 

11.24 a.m. Occupied by John D Evans. 

Box 58. Loss $50. No insurance. 

Fire caused by children playing with matches and was confined to the 

attic. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; Fire Boat,' 
and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Tuesday. No. 122 Emerson St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 
16th. Owned by Mr. Doe. 

7.30 p.m. Occupied by Wm. Berry. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 

Tuesday. No. 75 W. Concord St., " Concord Hall." Brick building. 

16th. Owned by Stephen Smith. 

9.02 p.m. Loss $50. Insurance $50. 

Box 86. Occupied by S. H. Spaulding. Dancing academy. 

Supposed incendiary. The lire was set under the gas meter in a closet 

under stairs leading to the hall. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 23 ; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 3 and 4 ; Extinguisher Nos. 2 
and 4, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Tuesday. No. 81 Phillips St. Tenement house. 

16th. Owned by Mr. Forbes. 

10.45 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by an overheated stove. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 3. 

Wednesday. Adams St., Dorchester. Wooden tenement house. 
17th. Owned by Ashel Glover. 

8.30 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. McGovern and others. 

Still alarm. Companies called, Engine Co. No. 17; Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7 
Fire slight. 



Thursday. No. 218 Harrison avenue. Brick building. 

18th. Owned by Mrs. Savage. 

9.15 p. m. Occupied by Seran. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Cause unknown. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



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Friday. Dorchester Ave. near Ashmont St., Ward 16. 

19tli. Unoccupied two-story and French roof wooden dwelling. 

6.11 p.m. Owned by Manuel Silva. 

Box 356. Loss $3,200. No insurance. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 6 and 7. 
Asst. Engineer Sylvester H. Hebard in command. 

Sunday. No. 36 Genesee St. Brick dwelling-house. 

21st. Owned by Samuel A. Way heirs. 

1.45 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Dowd. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Caused by clothes hanging too near a hot stove. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 

Sunday. Terry St., Highlands. Dwelling-house. 

21st. Owned by Joel Tannenbaum. 

1.15 p.m. Fire caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 14. 

Monday. No. 92 G St., So Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 

22d. • Owned by James Connor. 

10.10 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Box 147. Caused by a towel taking fire from a gas-light. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2 and 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10 and 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 

Monday. Cherry St., Highland district. Wooden shed, rear of dwelling. 

22d. Owned by Thomas Connor. 

10.55 p.m. Loss $25. No insurance. 

Box 242. Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 24 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer P. D. Allen in command. 



Tuesday. 

23d. 
4.10 p.m. 
Box 13. 



Nos. 17 Tileston St. and 5 Tileston Place. 
No. 17 owned by Allen H. Bacon. 

Loss 



Wooden dwelling. 
Insurance 



Occupied by A. H. Bacon. 
No. 5 owned by Edward Waters. 
Occupied by Samuel Poole. 
Occupied by Edward Waters. 



Loss 
Loss 
Loss 



Insurance $180 
Insurance $280 
Insurance 8 



No loss 

Fire originated in the kitchen from the fire in the stove, and burned 
up through the roof. Two little girls, four years old, were at play 
in one of the upper rooms ; one of them was suffocated, when 
found. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. 

23d. 

5.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 17 Tileston St. 

Caused by the rekindling of the fire after the department had left. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Tuesday. 
. 23d. 
Still alarm. 
11.10 p.m. 



Cor. Congress St. and Exchange Place. Perry estate. Wooden shed. 
Cause, caught from a fire built to thaw out bricks. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 25. 



Tuesday. No. 221 Washington St. Six-story free-stone building. 

23d. Owned by Wm. Sheafe. 

11.14 p.m. Loss $230. Insurance 

Box 41. Occupied by C. F. Griffith, manufacturer of ladies' underwear. 

No damage. 
Occupied by Ripley and Howard, engravers. No loss. 
Supposed incendiary. Fire was discovered in the fifth story, in a 

room the door of which was found barricaded. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 25; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine, and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Wednesday. 8 Leeds St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling-house. 
24th. Owned by James Pendergast. 

6.30 p.m. Occupied " " 

Still alarm. Slight fire, caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 10. 



Thursday. Alarm given by some person unknown. 
25th. Box was found open. 

0.14 a.m. Russell White, driver of Engine No. 4, in driving to the fire, was 

Box 5. thrown from his seat and seriously injured. 

False alarm. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose 3; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1,8; Babcock Self-acting En- 
gine, Fire Boat, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 
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Thursday. No. 88 Norfolk Ate., Highlands. Wooden building. 
25th. Owned by John Curtis. 

7.40 a.m. Loss $800. Insurance 

Box 213. Occupied by John Curtis ; fish smoke-house. 

Loss $500. No insurance. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Assistant Engineer James Munroe in command. 



Friday. No. 90 Leverett St. Brick dwelling-house. 

26th. Owned by Mr. Brooks. 

4.15 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Kenney. 

Still alarm. No fire except the burning-out of a foul chimney. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Saturday. Washington Court, Dorchester District. Wooden dwelling-house. 

27th. Owned by G. W. Berry. 

4.00 p.m. Occupied by " 

Still alarm. Fire caused by children playing with matches. 

Loss $25. No insurance. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 20. 



Sunday. No. 284 Hanover St. Brick building. 

28th. Owned by William Ross. 

1.47 a. m. Loss $300. Insurance 

Box 13. Occupied by Joseph A. Siuve ; dry goods store. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated among some goods near the front window. 
Cause unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. No. 8 North Square. 

28th. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
6.15 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 

Still alarm. 



Tuesday. No. 102 Pearl St. Brick building. 
30th. Owned by Frederick Jones. 

5.55 1-2 a.m. Loss $300. Insurance 

Box 51. Occupied by F. Jones & Co. ; boots and shoes. 

No loss. 
" " Rhodes, Paige & Co. ; boots and shoes. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 



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Fire originated in the second story. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 8,9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Fire 
Boat, Babcock Self-acting Engine, and Insur- 
ance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. North Grove St. Wooden sheds, connected with Health Depart- 

30th. ment. 

2.12 p.m. Owned by the City of Boston. 

Box 25. Loss $300. No insurance. 

Occupied by the City of Boston. 

Loss $398. No insurance. 
Fire supposed to have been set by boys. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder, Nos. 1,8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1. 
Assistant Engineer Green in command. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 54, including 23 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $14,164.00. Insurance $10,589.00. 
Loss on stock $8,130.50. Insurance $6,447.50. 

Number of alarms during the month of December, 1872, Forty-six. 



JANTJARY. —1874. 

Thursday. No. 37 Fayette St. Brick dwelling. 

1st. Occupied by J. Carver. 

5.00 p.m. Fire caused by the explosion of a gas-pipe. 

Still alarm. Slight fire. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 



Saturday. No. 76 Union St. Brick building. 

3d. Owned by the National Blackstone Bank. 

11.06 p.m. Loss $96. Insurance $35,000. 

Box 17. Occupied by S. K. Cohen, dealer in hats and caps. 

Loss $5,500. Insurance $4,000. 
" "J. W. Tufts, apothecary. 

Loss $75. Insurance $8,000. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in Mr. Cohen's store. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Sunday. Corner Clarendon and Montgomery Sts. Brick church. 

4th. Owned by the Clarendon Street Baptist Society. 

9.35 a.m. Loss $28,174. Insurance $70,000. 

Box 71. Occupied by the Clarendon Street Baptist Society. 

10.35 a.m. Loss $6,500. Insurance $5,500. 

Second alarm. Fire caused by an overheated furnace pipe in basement. 

10.39 a.m. Accidents. F. W. Knights, member of Hose Co. No. 8, severely 
Third alarm. sprained his ankle while on duty. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4. 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; 
Hose Nos. 2, 3. 5, 7, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
1, 3, 4, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; 
Extinguisher Nos. 2, 3-, Insurance Brigade. 
' Chief Engineer Damreli, in command. 



Monday, Rear 45 Richmond St., Charlestown. Wooden dwelling. 

' 5th. Owned by Lawrence White. 

6.35 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Box 13. . Alarm occasioned by the burning of a feather bed caused by care- 
lessness. 
'Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; C. F. D. 
Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 



TUESDAY. 

6th. 
4.44 a.m. 
Box 53. 



Nos. 7, 13 and 15 Boylston St. Brick building. 
Owned by William Rupp's heirs. 
No. 7, occupied by Emerson, Leland & Co. Gent's furnishing 



Loss $12,200. Insurance $20,500. 
No. 13, occupied by J. F. Swan & Co., jewellers'. 

Loss $150. Insurance $2,000. 
No. 15, occupied by William Healey, eating-saloon. 

Loss $400. No insurance. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in furnishing goods 

store. 
Companies cajlled. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 5 Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Corner Green and Chardon Sts. Brick building. 

6th. Owned by Joshua Bennett's heirs. 

7.51 p.m. Occupied by H. M. Richards & Co., manufacturer of jewelry. 

Box 23. Loss $200. Insurance $20,000. 



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Second alarm. Fire originated among some acids used for chemical purposes. 
7.5G p.m. Accidents. Joseph Hodet, member of Hook and Ladder No. 1, and 
John A. Fynes of Babcock No. 1, were burnt about the face and 

hands. 
Mr. Charles Neyersohn, not a member of the department, re- 
siding 1218 Tremont street, was injured by the explosion of a 
carboy of sulphuric acid, and died on the 8th inst., from the 
effects of the fumes. He was assisting the Babcock Engine 
Company in carrying their line of hose up-stairs. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25; Hose 
Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Wednesday. No. 11 Livingston St. Brick dwelling. 
7th. Owned by Martin Ward. 

6.45 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight fire. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Wednesday. No. 183 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden building. 
7th. Owned by Joseph Penn. 

10.25 p.m. Loss $31. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 124. Occupied by Mrs. I. M. Boyle, millinery store. 

Loss $325. Insurance 51,200. 
Fire caused by coals dropping from stove on floor of woTk-room. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; Insurance 
• Brigade. 

Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Thursday. No. 106 Washington St. Brick building. 
8th. Owned by J. Amory Codman. 

0.21 a.m. Loss $212. Insurance $20,000- 

Box 41. Occupied by T. C. Evans & Co., Advertising Agency. 

Loss $50. Insurance $1,800. 
" " World Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

Loss $50. Insurance 
" C. G. McKenzie, printer. 

Loss $1,113.93. Insurance 
" " Dr. N. B. Shurtleff, oflice. 

" Charles B. Rohan, Insurance agency. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in the third story. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. Medford St., Charlestown. Wooden stable. 

9th. Owned by J. C. & J. F. Ginn. 

10.55 a.m. Loss $100. No insurance. 

Box 35. Occupied by Thurston & Co. 

" J. C. & J. F. Ginn. 
Fire supposed incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. I, 2, 3, 4-, Hook and 
Ladder No. 1, C. F. D. 
Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 



Friday. Nos. 30 and 32 Bromfield St. Granite building. 

9th. Owned by Wesleyan Methodist Association. 

6.44 p.m. Loss $250. Insurance $100,000. 

Box 41. No. 30 occupied by John L. Shorey, publisher. 

Loss $2,t00. Insurance $2,000. 
No. 32 occupied by Nichols and Hall Stationery. 
Fire caused by carelessness with matches in Mr. Shorey's part. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder, Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; In- 
surance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Saturday. 

10th. 
4.20 p.m. 
Box 24. 



Cor. Chelsea and Bunker Hill Sts. Charlestown. 
ing. 
Owned by John Eichardson. 



"Wooden dwell- 



Occupied by John Richardson. 

Occupied by Richard Barry. 
Fire caused by defective flue. 
Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; 
Ladder No. 



Loss $100. Insurance $500. 



Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
1 ; C. F. D. 



Assistant Engineer Delano in command. 



Sunday. No. 46 Malden St. Wooden dwelling. 

11th. Owned by Mrs. Wood. 

11.50 a.m. Owned by S. Galliger. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 



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Sunday. 

11th. 
3.00 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



No. 72 Harvard St. Brick dwelling. 
Owned by P. J. Shea. 

Occupied by P. J. Shea. 
Fire cadsed by stove-pipe. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



Loss 



No insurance. 



Sunday. No. 1 Bridge St. Court. "Wooden dwelling. 

11th. Owned by Mrs. Rose Gargan. 

6.45 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Victory. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 3. 

Monday. Algier St., So. Boston. Wooden Foundry. 

12th. Occupied by R. B. Lincoln and Son. Manufacturing of window 

6.15 p.m. weights. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Company called, Hose No. 10. 

Monday. No. 3, Alden St. Brick dwelling. 

12th. Fire slight. 

9.00 p.m. Companies called, Engine No. 4 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine, No. 1. 
Still alarm. 

Tuesday. West Roxbury alarm sounded for a large fire in Natick. 

13th. Company called, Engine No. 1. 

4.15 a.m. Fireward C. A. Belford in command. 
Box 26 



Tuesday. 

13th. 
6.15 A.M. 
Box 56. 



Tuesday. 

13th. 
7.54 a.m. 
Box 21. 
7.56 a.m. 
Second alarm. 

8.05 a.m. 
Third alarm. 



Alarm sounded for the Natick fire. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder, Nos. 1, 3, 8; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher 
No. 2 ; Fire boat ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command, who sent, by a special train 
to Natick, Engine No. 4 ; Hose Nos. 2, 8. 

Nos. 70, 72, 74 Sudbury St. Five-story brick building. 
Owned by Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ropes. 

Loss $24,600. Insurance $23,500. 
No. 72 occupied by Benjamin F. Sturdevant, pegwood and pres- 
sure blowers. 
No. 74 occupied by Enoch R. Morse, safe manufactory. 

Loss $1,500. Insurance $4,500. 
No. 70 occupied by Cross, Holt & Co., engineers and machinists. 
Loss $10,000. Insurance $10,00 . 



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Occupied by H. McQuade, cork cutter. 

Loss $6,000. No insurance. 
Occupied by E. Fleming & Co., book-bindery. • 

Loss $18,400. Insurance $22,000. 
Occupied by J. R. Osgood & Co., books in bindery. 

Loss $1,500. No insurance. 
Occupied by Lee & Shepard, books in bindery. 

Loss $39,284.59. Insurance $20,000. 
Occupied by John L. Shorey, books in bindery. 

Loss $4,800. Insurance $1,000. 
Occupied by Congregational Publishing House, books in bindery. 
Loss $11,500. Insurance $8,000. 
Occupied by Woolworth & Ainsworth, books in bindery. 
Occupied by R. S. Davis & Co., books in bindery. 

Loss $7,000. No insurance. 
Occupied by Estes & Lauriat. 

Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Fire caused by a spark from a forge igniting a bale of cork. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 

15, 21, 22, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3,5,8, 9, 10; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; Babcock 

Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher Nos. 

2, and 3; Insurance Brigade; also Engine 
No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 1, of Charlestown, and Engine No. 

3, of Cambridge. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Tuesday. No. 116 West Chester Park. Brick dwelling. 

13th. Owned by W. W. Clapp. 

8.18 a.m. Occupied by W. W. Clapp. 

Box 83. Fire originated in cellar near furnace pipes. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 2, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24 ; 
Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 4 and 5 ; 
Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer P. D. Allen in command. 



Tuesday. Nos. 37 and 39 Green St. 

13th. Wooden building two stories and double Mansard roof. 

9.44 a.m. Owned by Albert Brown. 

Box 23. Loss $1,800. Insurance $12,500. 

No. 37, occupied by D. W. Fling, " Sheridan House." 

Loss $500. Insurance $4,500. 
No. 39, occupied by Thomas Burston, cigar store. 

Loss $39. Insurance $1,000. 
Occupied by H. F. Atwell, oyster house. 
Fibe originated from some unknown cause in the attic. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 10, 12, 13, 15 ; Hose Nos. 3, 5, 7, 
8, 9, 10 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher Nos. 
2, 4; Insurance Brigade; also Hose No. 4, of 
Charlestown. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Cor. Albany and Bristol Sts. Five-story brick building. 

13th. Owned by J. F. Paul & Co. 

2.53 p.m. Occupied by Ford & Crockett, Bay State Organ Factory. 

Box 79. Fire caused by the boiling over of a pot of glue, in the fourth story. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 5,8,9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2; Fire boat and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. "Given by a special policeman. 

13th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
6.20£ p.m. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
Box 17. acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
False alarm. Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Savin Hill Ave., near Pleasant St., Dorchester. 

13th. 
9.31 p.m. 
Box 314. 
9.50 p.m. 
Second alarm. 
Box 316. 



Block of brick dwellings, two stories and Mansard. 
Owned by C. A. Green. 

Loss $4,000. Insurance $4,000. 
Supposed incendiary, as the buildings were unoccupied. 
Accidents. Edgar R. Farren, member of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 

4, fell througli the roof and was injured in the back. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23; 
Hose Nos. 9, 10 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 4, 6, 
7. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 

13th. - and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 

10.27 p.m. Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insurance Bri- 

Box 7. gade. 

False alarm. Asst. Engineer Rufus B. Farrar in command. 



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Wednesday. Common St., near Washington St. Brick building. 
14th. Owned by the City of Boston. 

12 noon. Occupied by the City of Boston. " Brimmer School." 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the third story from furnace pipes. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8, with slight damage. 

Thursday. Ellis St., Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 
15th. Owned by C. M. Ellis. 

6.30 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Fuller. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 14, with slight damage. 

Thursday. Bear 3 Merchants' Row. Granite building. 
15th. Occupied by National Bank of the Republic. 

7.30 p.m. Fire caused by wood being placed near the furnace in boiler-room. 

Still alarm. Companies called, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Friday. Nos. 72, 74 and 76 Tremont St. Brick buildings. 

16th. Owned by Caroline and 0. H. P. Burnham. 

2.02£ p.m. Loss $3,000. Insurance $10,000. 

Box 35. Nos. 72 and 74 occupied by S. S. Houghton & Co., dry and 

fancy goods. 

Loss $16,500. Insurance $27,500. 
No. 76 occupied by Louis Linz, dealer in fancy soaps. 

Loss $139. Insurance $1,500. 
Occupied by J. R. Andrews, gilder and frame-maker. 
Occupied by T. H. Howard, carver. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Occupied by Mrs. Annie Oakes, lodging-room. 

Loss $75. No insurance. 
Occupied by George Thompson, lodging-room. 
Occupied by W. F. Sherman, insurance agent. 
Fire caused from furnace. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. 

16th. 
3.46 p.m. 
Box 128. 



Nos. 1 and 3 Glover St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 



No. 1 owned by Joanna Mansfield 

Occupied by Joanna Mansfield. 

Occupied by Frank Coleman. 

Occupied by Joseph Pabst. 

No. 3 owned by Andrew Fabyan. 
Occupied by Andrew Fabyan. 



Loss $375. Insurance $1,500. 

No damage. 

Loss $500. Insurance $500. 

Loss $200. Insurance $500. 



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Occupied by William Hennessey. 

Occupied by John Chamberlain. 
Fire caused by defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15, 21 ; Hose Nos. 8, 9, 10, 
12 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

Friday. Given by a clerk in the Parker House. 

16th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose Nos. 2,3, 

7.53 p.m. 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock 

Box 36. Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 

False alarm. Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. 

16th. 
11.56 p.m. 

Box 7. 



No. 5 Milton St. Brick dwelling. 
Owned by Dr. Thomas L. Jenks. 

Occupied by James McDavitt. 



Loss $295. Insurance $3,000. 



Loss 



No insurance. 



" " Thomas Nealey. 

" " Catharine Leary. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in the L. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine, Fire Boat, Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Saturday. No. 347 Shawmut Ave. Brick dwelling. 

17th. Owned by Mrs. Bartlett. 

5.10 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Flynn. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by carelessness in thawing water-pipes. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5, with slight damage. 

Saturday. No. 180 Beacon St. Brick dwelling. 

17th. Owned by Benj. T. Reed. 

10.00 p.m. Occupied " " 

Still alarm. Fire caused from furnace. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10, with slight loss. 



Saturday. No. 12 First St., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

17th. Owned by Martin Downey. 

10.30 p.m. Loss $150. No insurance. 

.Box 123. Occupied " " Junk store. 

Loss $200. Insurance $800. 
Fire caused by spontaneous combustion among a quantity of old 
rags. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Saturday. Nos. 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89 and 89| Union St. Wooden buildings. 

17th. Owned by J. J. Raynor's heirs. 

10.48 p.m. Loss $1,978. Insurance $5,600. 

Box 19. No. 77 occupied by Richardson & Dutton, children's carriages. 

11.104 p.m. Loss $8,000. Insurance $3,500. 

Second alarm. :< " " " W. H. Atwood, oysters. 

Loss $400. No insurance. 
79 " " Wilner Bros, clothing. 

Loss $1,648. Insurance $3,500. 
81 " " Walker & Co., house paper. 

Loss $1,000. Noinsurance. 
83 " " Oscar J. Slocum, hats. 

Loss $490. Insurance $1,000. 
85 " " D. H. Freedman, clothing. 

Loss $200. No insurance. 
87 " " Quinn Bros. & Leonard, cigars. 

Loss $190. No insurance. 
89 " " J. Angell, grocery store. 

Loss $50. Insurance $1,500. 
89£ " " F. G. Williams & Co., tin manufactory. 

Loss $200. Insurance $200. 
Cause unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, .8, 9, 10, 25 ; Hose 
Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 
8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Saturday. Rear 27 Cherry St., Highlands. Wooden stable. 

17th. Owned by William A. Whalen. 

11.38 p.m. Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Box 242. Occupied by " " 

Loss $76. No insurance. 
Cause unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4, Extinguisher No. 4. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in cotnmand. 



Sunday. 

18th. 

3.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 74 Sudbury St. Brick building. 

Fire caused by the rekindling of ruins of the late fire of January 13th. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4. 



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Sunday. Junction Siiawmut Ave., Washington and Dudley Sts., Highlands. 

18th. Wooden building. 

3.30 p.m. Owned by Universalist Society. 

Still alarm. " " " " Church. 

Fire caused by an overheated furnace. 

Companies called, Engine No. 12; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Sunday. 
18th. 

8.50 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Corner Tremont Row and Pemberton Square. Brick building. 
Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4. 



Monday. No. 53 Marlboro St. Brick dwelling. 

19th. Owned by E. R. Codman. 

7.15 p.m. • Occupied by " " 
Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 10. 



Monday. No. 110 Dorchester St., So. Boston. 

19th. Owned by the Bedlington heirs. 

11.15 p.m. Occupied by L. S. Stevens. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. ■ 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 1. 



Wooden dwelling. 



Monday. Corner Quincy and Cherry sts., Highlands. Wooden stable. 

19th. Owned by Bernard Norton. 

8.02 p.m. Occupied by Martin Kenny. 

Box 257. Fire slight. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 14, 24; Hose No. 7; Hook and 

Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Monday. Snow's Wharf, off of Shaving St. Wooden building. 

19th. Owned by Knowles, Freeman & Co. 

10.59 p.m. Occupied by Knowles, Freeman & Co., fish smoke-house. 

Box 56. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 

2, 3, 5, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine; Extinguisher 
No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command; 



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Tuesday. Eear 520 Commercial St. Wooden stable. 

20th. Owned by Joseph Burnett. 

7.49 p.m. Occupied by Joseph Burnett. 

Box 2. Fire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Wednesday. No. 249 Longwood Ave., Highland District. 
21st. Wooden dwelling, two stories and French roof. 

0.31 a.m. Owned by Dr. C. E. Pinkham. 

Box 219. Loss $3,600. Insurance $5,000- 

Occupied by Dr. C. E. Pinkham. 

Loss $3,000. Insurance $4,300. 
Fire caused by defective flue in second story. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Assistant Engineer John Colligan in command. 

Wednesday. No. 249 Longavood Ave., Highlands. 

21st. Fire caused by rekindling of the above fire. 

6.39 a.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Box 219. Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 

Assistant Engineer John Colligan in command. 

Wednesday. Fuller St., near Dorchester Ave., Dorchester District. 
21st. Wooden dwelling, one story and French roof. 

8.10 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Manuel Silva. 

Box 347. Loss $3,000. Insurance $5,000. 

Unoccupied. 
Fire originated in the closet. 
Cause incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7. 
Assistant Engineer P. D. Allen in command. 



Wednesday. Nos. 83 and 85 Cove St. 

21st. No FIRE. 

9.40 p.m. Alarm caused by reflection of light from stove used in drying 
Box 56. plastering. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine ; Extinguisher No. 
2, Fire Boat and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Thursday. Nos. 59 and 61 Beverly St. Brick building. 
22d. Owned by Messrs. Torrey & Co. 

9.48 p.m. No loss. 

Box 4. No. 59, occupied by James K. Hicks & Co., manufacturers of 

cornices. 

No loss. 
No. 61, occupied by Torrey & Co., marble-workers. 

No loss. 
Fire originated from a portable furnace set on a bench in the third 

story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Thursday. Cor. Franklin and Federal Sts. Brick building. 

22d. Owned by Jeremiah Abbott. 

10.45 p.m. Loss $450. Insurance $40,000. 

Box 46. Occupied by Dillingham & Co., paper stock. 

Loss $1,127. Insurance $5,000. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in the third story. 
Accidents. A. H. Towne, driver of Engine No. 10, was thrown from 

his seat, while going to the fire, and received severe injuries. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Saturday. No. 30 Warwick St., Highlands. Brick dwelling. 
24th. Owned by S. Varnier. 

6.27 p.m. Loss $2,000. Insurance $3,500. 

Box 215. Occupied by E. H. Brown. 

No loss. 
" " "W. F.-Worthell. 

No loss. 
Fire caused by explosion of gas, escaping in the basement. Mr. 
Brown seeking for the leak lighted a lamp; the explosion 
resulted. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23,24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4, and Extinguisher 
No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer John Colligan in command. 



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Saturday. No. 4 Sixth St., Charlestown District. Wooden dwelling. 
24th. Owned by R. H. Parker. 

7.40 a.m. Occupied by Patrick Barney. 

Box 13. Fire caused by wood lying too near the stove. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2,3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1. 
Asst. Engineer Wm. E. Delano in command. 

Saturday. No. 1918 Washington St., Highland District. Wooden dwelling. 
24th. Owned by B. W. Fulton. 

8.45 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Mulray. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished with slight damage by Hook and Ladder No. 4. 



Saturday. 
24th. 

10.15 p.m. 

Box 24. 
False alarm. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. Terrace St., near Heath St., Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 

25th. Owned by H. Tanenbaum. 

6.00 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 14. 

Sunday. Cor. of North St. and North Sqaure. Three-story brick tenement. 

25th. Owned by John Campbell. 

9.30 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 13. Fire caused by an overheated stove in third story. 

Fire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Monday. Beacon St., Brighton District. 

26th. Three-story wooden dwelling with a French roof. 

4.30 a.m. Owned by Charles J. Little. 

Brighton Loss $12,000. Insurance $10,000. 

District. Occupied by Charles Green. 

Loss $5,000. Insurance $3,000. 
Fire caused by some defect in furnace. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1, and Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Asst. Engineer J. L. B. Pratt in command. 



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Monday. 

26th. 

11.30 p.m. 

Brighton 

District. 



Beacon St., Brighton District. 

Fire caused by the rekindling of the above Are. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1 and Hook and Ladder No. 1. 



Monday. Blue Hill Ave., Ward 16. Wooden building. 

26th. Owned by the B. H. and E.R. R. Co. 

7.00 a.m. Occupied by the B. H. and E. E.R. Co. 

Still alarm. Fike caused by the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine Co. No. 19. 

Monday. No. 509 Columbus Ave. Brick dwelling. 

26th. Owned by James McNeil. 

0.59 p.m. Occupied by James McNeil. 

Box 76. Fike slight, cause unk.iown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hose Nos. 2 ,5, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher Nos. 
2, 4 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Monday. Corner of Front and Austin Sts., Charlestown District. 

26th. Wooden building. 

3.10 p.m. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. 

Box 13. Occupied by Fitchburg R.R. Co., repair shop. 

Charlestown Fire caused by defective flue. 

District. Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 

Ladder No. 1, C. F. D. 
Asst. Engineer Wm. E. Delano in command. 



Tuesday. No. 145 Charlestown St. Wooden building. 

27th. Owned by Wm. W. Harding and Wm. W. Bellows. 

2.07 a.m. Occupied by Philip Malone, tinsmith. 

Box 12. Loss $200. Insurance $3,000. 



Occupied by Louis Bornstein, second-hand furniture. 

Loss $46.50. Insurance 
Fire originated from some unknown cause, in the third story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 



Tuesday. Old Harbor Wharf, South Boston. Wooden building 

27th. Owned by Charles F. Coflln. 

2.20 a.m. Occupied " " " " Parafine Oil Factory. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 10. 
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Thursday. Engine Co. No. 14 were called to extinguish a fire in an unfinished 

29th. building; they responded promptly, but could find nothing but a 

5.45 p.m. plumber's furnace, which was left on the roof of a dwelling on Fort 

Still alarm. Ave., Highlands. 



Thursday. Washington St,. Ward 16. Wooden dwelling. 

26th. Owned by Geo. Haynes. 

12.30 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Brooks. 

Still alarm. Fire originated from the furnace. 

Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 16. 



Thursday. No. 24 North St. Five-story brick building with wooden addition 

29th. extending through to Creek Square. 

10.12 p.m. Owned by W. B. Richards. 

Box 16. Loss $1,000. Insurance $6,000. 

Occupied by H. M. Levi, clothing. 

Loss $600. Insurance $9,000. 
" " Louis Eeinstein & Co., clothing. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance 15,5G0. 
" " Antonio Cerbasi, clothing. 

Loss $600. Insurance $1,680. 
" " Henry Webber, shirts ar.d overalls. 

Loss $875.46. Insurance $4,000. 
Fire caused by overheated stove in third story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. Yard of the Boston & Lowell R.R., Causeway St. Freight car 

30th. containing a load of potatoes. 

4.15 a.m. Fire originated from a stove used in keeping the potatoes from 
Box 5. freezing. 

4.21 a.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 
Second alarm. 3, 5, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; Bab- 

cock Self acting Engine; Extinguisher No. 
2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. North side Central Wharf. New York Steamship " Glaucus." 

30th. Owned by the Metropolitan Steamship Co. 

4.25 a.m. Loss $200,000. Insurance $170,000. 

Box 47. Fire originated from some unknown cause, among the cargo. 



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4 37 a.m. Compahies called, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
Second alarm. 15, 21, 22, 23, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 

10 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 ; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher 
Nos. 2, 3, 4; Fire-Boat, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Dameell in command. 



Friday. Bear 18 and 20 First St., So. Boston. 

30th. Owned by H. Mclntire. \ 

10.45 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance 

Box 123. Occupied " " stone-cutter. 

Loss $500. Insurance $1,000. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15 ; Hose Nos. 2,9,10,12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5, and Insurance Brigade. . 
Assistant Engineer George Brown in command. 



Friday. 

30th. 
10.50 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Bear 33 Cherry St., Highlands. 
Shed rear of dwelling. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 24. 



Loss $100. No insurance. 



Saturday. 1247 and 1249 Washington St. Brick building. 

31st. Owned by Mr. Ballou. 

4.31 p.m. Occupied by James Dooling, confectioner. 

Still alarm. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Companies called, Extinguisher No. 2, and Hook and Ladder 
No. 3. 

Saturday. No. 51 Fayette St. Brick dwelling. 

31st. Owned by Mr. Hiekey. 

5.30 p.m. Occupied by Henry T. Barnes. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by a boy setting fire to a lounge. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 

Saturday. Water, corner Charles River St., Charlestown District. 

31st. Owned by Flint & Hall. 

6.17 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Quinn, junk store. 

Box 21. Fire caused by an overheated stove. 

Charlestown. Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Nos. Hose 1,2,3, 4; Hook and 

Ladder No. 1, C. F. D. 
Assistant Engineer Wm. E. Delano in command. 



Saturday. No. 17 Beach St. Brick building. 

31st. Occupied by Augustus Bertram, fancy goods store. 

8.04 p.m. Fire originated in a pile of rubbish in one corner of the store. 

Box 53. Cause unknown. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Dameell in command. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 85, including 26 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $288,561.00. Insurance $527,600.00. 
Loss on stock $174,054.48. Insurance $224,180.00. 

Whole number of alarms during the month of January, 1873, Fifty- 
four. 



FEBRUARY. 

Sunday. No. 49 Beverly St. Five-story brick building. 

1st. Owned by James Wight. 

4.57 a.m. Occupied by Wilder & Co., dealers in paper stock. 

Box 4. Loss $620. Insurance $40,000. 

Occupied by Mason Bros. , 

No loss. 
Occupied by Prager, Brock & Co., clothing manufacturers. 

No loss. 
Occupied by Keating, Lane & Co., clothing manufacturers. 

No loss. 
Eire originated from some unknown cause in the second story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. No. 11 Bowdoin St. Brick dwelling-house. 

1st. Owned by Dr. O. S. Saunders. 

10.33 a.m. Loss $325. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 23. Occupied by Mrs. M. J. Marston. 

Loss $350. Insurance $5,000. 
Fire caused by an overheated furnace. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose Nos. 3, 8; 
Hook and Ladder No. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Sunday. Nos. 7 and 9 Short Water St., Charlestown. Wooden building. 

1st. Owned by Flint & Hall. 

2.54 p.m. Occupied by George Wing, dwelling and junk store. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by stove-pipe, small loss. 
Company called, Hose No. 3, C. F. D. 

Asst. Engineer P. J. Donovan in command. 

•A 

Monday. No. 517 Harrison Ave. Brick dwelling-house. 

2d. Owned by Joseph E. Hermann. 

4.05 a.m. Loss $400. Insurance $1,600. 

Box 68. Occupied by Thomas Keenan. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Fire caused by rags being stuffed into the furnace flue. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 23; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8, 
9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Extinguisher 
No. 2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Monday. No. 42 Wall St. Brick dwelling-house. 
2d. Owned by heirs of Charles Andrews. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by C. C. Wilson. 

Still alarm. Slight fire. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 

Monday. No. 68 West Newton St. Brick dwelling-house. 

. 2d. Owned by J. E. Farwell. 

12.15 p.m. Occupied by J. E. Farwell. 

Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 

Monday. No. 669 Broadway, South Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

2d. Owned by Miss E. L. Merrill. 

12.15 p.m. Occupied by Miss E. L. Merrill. 

Still alarm. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 2. 



Monday. Nos. 1 and 3 Dock Square. Six-story brick building. 

2d. Owned by heirs of Henry Greenough. 

0.25 p.m. Loss $375. Insurance $8,000. 

Box 16. Occupied by A. H. Allen, furniture warehouse. 

Loss $6,250. Insurance $12,500. 
Occupied by George H. Richards, clothing store. 

No loss. 
Occupied by G. W. Cutter & Co., hats and caps. 

Loss $600. Insurance $0,500. 



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Fike caused by oily rags being left on the bench by workmen when 

they went to dinner. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1, and Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Cor. Franklin and Congress Sts. Brick building. 

3d. Owned by heirs of James M. Cook. 

9.15 p.m. Loss $4,316. Insurance $36,000. 

Box 41. Occupied by W. H. Blaney & Co., printers. 

Loss $12,000. Insurance $10,000. 
" Cook & Bedding, Boston Glass Works. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $9,000. 
" Shepard & Gill, publishers. 

Loss $S,000. Insurance $2,000. 
" Guild & Gould, music printers. 

Loss $500. Insurance $3,500. 
" Edmunds, Mayo & Co., boots and^shoes. 

Loss $150. Insurance $12,000. 
" Knapp, Saunders & Kellogg, wool brokers. 

Loss $300. Insurance $3,000. 
American Homes Publishing Co. 

Loss $5,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Cause of fire unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 
25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 4, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1; Extinguisher Nos. 2, 3, 4; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Boylston Market Building, Boylston St. 
3d. Owned by Boylston Market Association. 

9.21 p.m. Loss $280. 

Box 53. Occupied by Bartlett & Horsford. printers. 

Loss $2,295. 
" " Smalley & Johnson, market. 

Loss $50. 

Fire originated from some unknown cause in the printing-office. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23; Hose 
Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8; Hook and Ladder No. 3; 
Insurance Brigade and Extinguisher No. 2. 
Assistant Engineer Farrar in command. 



Brick building. 

Insurance $25,000. 
Insurance $9,000. 
Insurance $1,500. 



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Tuesday. These alarms were given to call more apparatus to the fire on the cor- 

3d. ner of Franklin and Congress streets. 

9.45 p.m. 

Box 41. 

9.47 1-2 p.m. 

Second alarm. 

Wednesday. No. 104 Meekimac St. Brick building. 

4th. Owned by heirs of Wm. J. Partridge. 

9.23 1-2 p.m. Occupied by Augusta Hallenburg, harness shop. 

Box 8. Fire Originated from some unknown cause in a pile of excelsior in 

the cellar. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chieb Engineer Damrell in command. 



Thursday. No. 63 Church St. Brick building. 
5th. Owned by Mrs. Hutchins. 

10 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Lynch. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 
Fire slight. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 

Thursday. No. 22 Central St. Brick building. 
5th. Owned by Peters & Chase. 

6.30 p. m. Occupied by Messrs. G. W. A. "Williams & Co., brokers. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by a gas burner in fourth story. 
Fire slight. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 25. 

Friday. Cor. of Third and F Sts., South Boston. Three-story wooden 

6th. building. 

6.35 p.m. Owned by James A. Lappen. 

Box 126. Loss $600. Insurance $9,000. 

Occupied by George G. Norris & CoJ, brush makers. 

Loss $5,400. Insurance $5,500. 
" " Thomas G. Hunt, carriage-builder. 

Loss $75. No insurance. 
" " Michael Turner, blacksmith. 

Loss $35. No insurance. 
Fire caused by the wood-work being too near the boiler. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12; 
and Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 



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Saturday. Winsor Street, Highlands. Brick building. 

7th. Owned by the City of Boston. 

12.00 noon. Occupied by " " " Sherwin School-house." 

Still alarm. Fire caused by spontaneous combustion in the coal. 

Companies called, Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; and 
Extinguisher No. 4. 

Saturday. Centre St., West Roxbury District. Wooden dwelling. 
7th. Owned by Abraru French. 

3.00 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Still alarm. Fire caused by overheated furnace. 
Fire slight. 
Extinguished by Fireward Belford and others. 

Saturday. No. 1227 Washington St. Brick dwelling. 
7th. Owned by G. H. Lodge. 

7.15 p.m. Occupied by G. H. Lodge. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by a lace curtain coming in contact with gas-light. 

Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3, and Extinguisher 
No. 2. 

Sunday. No 242 Federal St. Brick dwelling. 

8th. Owned by Alden L. Drake. 

0.34 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Ann Kelly and others. 

Box 59. Fire caused by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 15,25; HoseNos. 2, 3,5, 
8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher No. 
2 ; Fire Boat and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. Nos. 15, 17 and 19 Guild Row, Highlands. Wooden buildings. 

8th. Owned by James Guild. 

7.46 a.m. Loss $200. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 235. No. 15, occupied by Sexton & Co., publishers. 

No loss. 
No. 17, occupied by N. D. Rich, Jr., fish and oysters. 

Loss $200. No insurance. 
No. 19, occupied by J. S. Brickett & Co., provisions. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Fire caused by an overheated stove. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher 
No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



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Sunday. Perkins St., West Roxbury. Wooden dwelling. 

8th. Owned by John Ryan. 

9.55 a.m. Occupied by John Conly and Daniel Shay. 

Box 6. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Companies called, Hose No. 1, and Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Fireward Belford in command. 



Sunday. No. 2 Commercial Place. Brick tenement house. 

8th. Owned by Patrick McManus. 

3.23 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 9. Fire caused by the careless use of kerosene oil in attempting to thaw 

out the water-pipes. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1,8; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Given by a Police Officer, who supposed that a fire existed in the 

10th. building corner Haverhill and Traverse Sts. 

7.52 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
Box 4. and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting 

False alarm. Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat, and Insurance 

Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Boylston Ave., West Roxbury. Wooden dwelling. 

10th. Owned by Geo. Curtis. 

8.15 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Norton. 

Box 13. Fire caused by children playing with matches. 

Fire slight. 

Companies called, Hose No. 1, and Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Fireward Belford in command. 



Wednesday. Foster Place. Three-story wooden tenement house. 
11th. Owned by B. F. Jacobs. 

7.58 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 2. Fire caused by an attempt to thaw out the water-pipes. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Thursday. No. 44 Dover St. Brick dwelling. 
12th. Owned by Dr. H. G. Angell. 

2.15 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Catherine Stewart. 

Still alarm. Fire originated from some unknown cause in a closet in the basement. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3. 



Thursday. Cambridge St. Brick building. 
12th. Owned by Mason & Hamlin. 

7.00 p.m. Occupied by Mason & Hamlin, organ factory. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the bursting of a gas pipe. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 3. 



Friday. No. 168 Dover St. Wooden building. 

13th. Occupied by Dan. J. Sullivan, junk store. 

1.28 p.m. Fire slight, cause unknown. 

, Box 79. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25 ; Hose 

Nos. 2, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 
8 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. Bear 326 Commercial St. 

13th. Fire caused by the burning of a mattress. 

9.35 p.m. Accidents. W. H. Mann, member of Engine Co. No. 4, was thrown 
Box 9. from the Hose Carriage, and severely injured at the knee. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hose No 3 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat, and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. 

15th. 
3.53 p.m. 
Box 19. 
False alarm. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Monday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 8 ; 

16th. Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 

6.43 p.m. acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 

Box 16. Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 
False alarm. 



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Monday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 

16th. 2, 3, 5, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 

7.30£ p.m. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; Extin- 

Box 42. guisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 

False alarm. Chief Engineer Dameell in command. 

Monday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25 ; Hose 

16th. Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 

7.40 p.m. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; Extin- 

Box 35. guisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 

False alarm. Chief Engineer Damkell in command. 

Tuesday. No. 71 Broad St. Brick building. 

17th. Owned by B. M. Clark & Co. 

2.19 p.m. Occupied by B. M. Clark & Co., paints and oils. 

Box 37. Fire caused by the boiling over of a kettle of oil. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat ; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Tuesday. No. 36 Church St. Brick dwelling. 

17th. Occupied by Mrs. Brown. 

11.30 p.m. Fire caused by the boiling over of a kettle of fat. 
Still alarm. Fire slight. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 8. 

Tuesday. No. 8 Poplar St. Brick dwelling. 

I7th. Owned by Hawes' heirs. 

11.45 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Thayer. 

Still alarm. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 

Wednesday. Charlestown District. 

18th. Given accidentally by men repairing the wires. 

2.52 p.m. Companies called, Hose Nos. 3, 4. 
Box 12. Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 

False alarm. 



Wednesday. Crawford Place, Highland District. Wooden dwelling 
18th. Owned by Mrs. Mary Malian. 

9.15 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Mary Mahan. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by the burning of a feather bed. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 13. 



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Friday. Cor. Hampden and Swett Sts., Highlands. Brick building. 

20th. Owned by the Boston Lead Co. 

2.36 a.m. Occupied by " " " " 

Box 212. Tire originated from some unknown cause in a pile of shavings in 
the cellar. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Saturday. No. 63 Chestnut St. Brick dwelling. 
21st. Owned by Mrs. Thomas Haviland. 

7.30 p.m. Occupied by " " " 

Still alarm. Eire caused by overheated stove. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 

Sunday. No. 146 Franklin St. Brick building. 
22d. Owned by heirs of James M. Cook. 

2.59 a.m. Occupied by Cook, Bedding & Co., Boston Stained Glass Co. 

Box 45. Fire originated from some unknown cause in the attic. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Monday. No. 37 Lowell St. Brick dwelling. 

23d. Owned by Mr. Finnigan. 

9.06 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Burgoyne. 

Still alarm. Alarm caused by smoke issuing from the upper windows. 
No fire ; the smoke was from the stove. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 



Wednesday. No. 65 Union St. Brick building. 
25th. Owned by Simmons' heirs. 

5.53 p.m. Loss $87. Insurance $18,500. 

Box 17. Occupied by Thomas G. Caldwell & Co., crockery dealers. 

Loss $200. Insurance $18,000. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause among some crates in 

the sixth story. 
Accidents. Charles Eamsdell, member of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 
8, while proceeding to the fire, fell and dislocated his left 
shoulder. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Thursday. No. 1 Hanson St. Brick dwelling. 
26th. Owned by Walter Hunnewell. 

7.46 a.m. Loss $1,280. Insurance $5,000. 

Box 73. Occupied by Mrs. L. P. Eaton. 

Loss $500. Insurance $1,000. 
Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 23 ; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Saturday. Sanford St., Ward 16. "Wooden dwelling. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Henry. 

7.30 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Henry. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine No. 16; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Saturday. No. 13 Hamburg St. Wooden tenement house. 
28th. Owned by Mrs. McLaughlin. 

8.30 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 

Saturday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
28th. Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3 ; Fire Boat. 

8. 46 p.m. 

Box 171. Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

False alarm. 

Saturday. Corner Parkman and N. Anderson Sts. Brick dwelling. 
28th. Owned by Mr. Baker. 

10.18 p.m. Occupied by Charles Goodie. 

Box 25. Fire caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 49, including 18 still 
alarms. 
Loss on buildings $7,863 00. Insurance on buildings $120,100.00. 
Loss on stock $44,625.00. Insurance on stock $139,500.00. 

Whole number of alarms during the month of February, 1873, Fifty- 
seven. 



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31 ARCH. 

Sunday. Maverick St., near cor. Orleans St., E. B. Two-story wooden 

1st. building. 

6.38 a.m. Owned by Hasse & Pratt. 

Box 153. Loss $30. Insurance $5,464. 

Occupied by " " whiting and chalk factory. 

Loss $170. Insurance $3,898. 
Fire caused by defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5,9,11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Fire Boat ; Extinguisher No. 
3 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Monday. No. 1090 Washington St. Wooden buildings. 

2d. Owned by Jordan, Marsh & Co. 

4.21 a.m. Occupied by Joseph Merello, bake-house. 

Box 72. No fire, except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 10, 12, 13,15, 23, 25; Hose Nos. 
2, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Ex- 
tinguisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 



Tuesday. Cor. Green and Gouch Sts. Brick building. 

3d'. Owned by J. F. Bassett. 

1.59 a.m. Loss $500. Insurance $6,000. 

Box 23. Occupied by Mrs. Mansfield. 

Loss $66.20. Insurance $650. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause, in the attic. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose Nos. 3, 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Commercial St. Wooden sheds. 

3d. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co. 

3.28 p.m. Occupied by Boston Gas Light Co. as coal sheds. 

Box 4. Fire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat and Insur- 
ance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. Charlestown District. 

3d. Alarm given to call the Charlestown wing of the department to City 
3.25 p.m. Square, in c^se assistance should be needed at the above fire, 

Box 21. Box 4. 



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Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1, C. F. D. 
Assistant Engineer Delano in command. 



Wednesday. No. 63 Endicott St. Brick stable. 
4th. Owned by D. S. Flagg. 

3.42 a.m. Occupied by Thomas Russell & Co. 

Box 17. Eire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Wednesday. Eastern Railroad Wharf, East Boston. 
4th. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co. 

10.33 a.m. Loss $7,000. No insurance. 

Box 153. Occupied by "as freight house. 

10.36 a.m. [Loss $17,800. No insurance. 

Second alarm. Fire caused by the carelessness of the men loading the car in which 
10.40 am. the fire started, by lighting a match to see if a barrel of kerosene 

Third alarm. leaked. 

10.44 a.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
Fourth alarm. 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23,25; Hose Nos. 

2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1; Extinguisher No. 2,3, 4; 
Fire Boat, and Insurance Brigade. 1 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Wednesday. No. 32 Faneuil Hall Sq. Brick building. 
4th. Owned by W. W. Allen & Sons. 

7.48 p.m. Loss $114. Insurance $5,000. 

Box 16. Occupied by Sidney, Fisher & Co., clothing. 

Loss $17,895.09. Insurance $243,558.00. 
" " Merrill & Larter, boot manufacturers. 

Loss $721. Insurance $2,500. 
" " Clark & Folks, hatters. 

Loss $64. Insurance $1,000. 
Fire caused by an overheated stove in the fifth story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1, and Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Wednesday. No. 122 Brighton St. Brick dwelling. 
4th. Owned by Chas. A. Peterson. 

8.31 p.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 7. Occupied by Edward Aliern. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Eire Boat; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. No. 273 Border St., East Boston. 

6th. Owned by Albert Cole. 

0.46 a.m. Loss $30. Insurance 

Box 184. Occupied by Albert Cole, blacksmith shop. 

Loss $20. Insurance $300. 
Fire caused by sparks from a forge. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3 and Fire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Friday. No 2 Dover Place. Brick dwelling-house. 
6th. Owned by heirs of Samuel A. Way. 

10.14 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 72. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25; Hose Nos. 
2, 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Bab- 
cock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. No. 49 High St. 

6th. Occupied by E. Potter and E. Thayer. 

8.30 p.m. No fire, except the burning of some leather shavings, which filled the 
Still alarm. street with smoke. 

Companies called, Engine No. 25 and Hook and Ladder No. 8. 



Saturday. No. 553 Shawmut Ave. Brick dwelling. 
7th. Owned by John Pendleton. 

4.15 p.m. Occupied by John Pendleton. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by an overheated furnace. 

Accidents. A servant girl, named Evelyn Haverstrov, was burnt 
upon the face and hands in attempting to cool off the furnace 
by throwing water upon it. 
Extinguished by Engine No. 23. 



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Saturday. Maverick, cor. Meridian St., East Boston. Wooden building. 
7th. Owned by Patrick Donahoe. 

12 p.m. 
Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. McCloskey ; fancy goods. 

Loss $275. Insurance $2,500. 
Fire originated, in a package of jute switches. 
Companies called, Engine No. 9 and Extinguisher No. 3. 



Monday. No. 22 North Sq. 

9th. Occupied by Mrs. Johnson. 

2.30 p.m. Fire caused by ashes dropping from a clay pipe on a bag of clothing. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4. 



. Monday. No. 22 Willard Place. Dwelling-house. 

9th. Owned by E. S. Johnson. 

7.30 p.m. Occupied by J. G. Barnan. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23. 

Tuesday. "West Roxbury District. 

10th. Alarm caused by the breaking of the Fire- Alarm Wires. 

1.35 a.m. Companies called, Hose No. 1 and Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
False alarm. Fireward Belford in command. 

Wednesday. No. 1 Hudson Place. Brick dwelling. 
11th. Owned by S. A.Merrill. 

2.11 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. J. Healey. 

Box 54. Loss $70. No insurance. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2 ; Fire Boat and Insurance 



Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Wednesday. No 31 and 33 Plympton St., and 43 Bristol St. Brick building. 
11th. Owned by Robinson Gill. 

8.51 p.m. Loss $30,000. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 68. No. 31 occupied by TJ. H. Coffin, carpenter. 

8.59 p.m. ■ Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Second alarm. . Occupied by Griffin Bros., carpenters. 

9.02 p.m. Loss $1,500. No insurance. 

Third alarm. Occupied by Butler Organ Co., Organ Factory. 

Loss $8,000. Insurance $4,800. 
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No. 33 occupied by Carter and Dresser, ink manufacturers. 

Loss $8,100. Insurance $18,000. 
No. 43 Bristol St., occupied by J. H. Putnam & Co., carpenters. 

Loss $3,200. No insurance. 
Accidents. In responding to the above alarm Hose Carriage No. 25, 
collided with Engine No. 7 ; Wm. A. Hill, substitute on Engine Co. 
No. 25, was thrown on the curb-stone and killed instantly; 
Henry S. Worrall, a member of No. 25, was injured in the foot and 
ankle, in such a manner that amputation was necessary ; Charles 
Dunton and Albert L. Pearson, of same company, were injured 
by the collision. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 21, 22, 23, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 
10 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 4, 8 ; Extin- 
guisher Nos. 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Wednesday. Corner Commercial and So. Market Sts. Granite building. 
11th. Owned by John E. Mills. 

11.30 p.m. Loss $6,425. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 37. Occupied by Clapp & Putman, sailmakers. 

11.50 p.m. Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,500. 

Second alarm, " *' L. Park, cigar manufacturer. 

No loss. 
* l H. & R. Atwood, oyster dealers. 

Loss $500. No insurance. 
" Eustis & Darling, flour and grain. 

Loss $100. Insurance $800- 
<; Knight & Mclntire, provisions. 

Loss $500. No insurance. 
" E. P. Doherty, freestone. 

Loss $300. Insurance $1,300. 
4i Geo. W. Busteed, freestone. 

No loss. 

No loss. 

No loss. 



" David Pulsifer & Co., provisions. 
"J. H. Rivers & Co., ship-brokers. 



" R. D. Richardson & Co., flour and grain. 

Loss $50. Insurance $1,000. 
" R. S. Parker, commission merchant. 

Loss $l,O00. No insurance. 
" T. N. Snow, commission merchant. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Accident. James C. Singleton, a member of Engine Co. No. 10, was 
severely injured in the leg by the falling walls. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 

15, 21, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; Babcock Self-acting 

Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; Fire 

Boat ; Insurance Brigade. 

Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Wednesday. No. 1615 Washington St. Brick dwelling. 
11th. Owned by D. Trefey. 

11.55 p.m. Occupied by J. Cohen. 
Box 82. Fire slight. Cause unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7, 10; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Extinguisher 
Nos. 2, 4. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 

Wednesday. This alarm was given to call more apparatus to the fire on Commer- 
11th. cial street. 

11.56 p.m. Companies called, are contained in the first account of the fire. 
Box 37. 

Thursday. No. 515 Washington St. Brick building. 

12th. Owned by Mrs. M. A. Sargent. 

0.35 a.m. Loss $225. Insurance $8,000. 

Box 52. Occupied by J. Jacobs, furnishing goods. 

Second alarm. Loss $300. Insurance $3,400. 

0.43 a.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 22, 23, 24; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4, 5 ; Babcock 
Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher No. 
2; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Thursday. Alarm caused by the rekindling of the ruins of the Plympton street 
12th. fire. 

0.55. a.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1,2, 13, 14, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25; 
Box 68. Hose No. 5,7; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; 

Extinguisher No. 2. 
Assistant Engineer Allen in command. 

Thursday. Cor. Cottage St. and Dorchester Ave., Ward 16. Wooden 

12th. building. 

. 7.20 a.m. Owned by John J. May. 

Box 313. Loss $400. Insurance $1,500. 

Occupied by C. D. Crossman. 

Loss. $200. No insurance. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hose No. 10; Hook and 
Ladder No. 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hebard in command. 

Thursday. Alarm caused by the rekindling of ruins of the above fire. 

12th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hose No. 10; Hook and 
8.46 a.m. Ladder No. 7. 

Box 313. Asst. Engineer Hebard in command. 

Thursday. Nos. 31 and 33 Plymfton St. Brick building. 

12th. Eire caused by the rekindling of last night's fire. 

9.30 a.m. Companies called, Hose No. 5; Hook and Ladder No. 3; Extin- 
Still alarm. guisher No. 2. 

Thursday. No. 178 Beacon St. Brick dwelling. 

12th. Owned by J. H. Reed. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by J. H. Reed. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished with slight damage by Engine Co. No. 10. 

Friday. Box found open. 

13th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 

3.08 a.m. Ladder No. 2; Extinguisher No. 3. 

Box 178. Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

False alarm. 



Friday. Carleton Ave., Ward 16. Woodland. 

13th. Owned by the Carleton heirs. 

11.00 a.m. Fire caused by sparks from a passing locomotive. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 

Friday. Shawmut Ave., West Roxbury. Wooden dwelling. 

13th. Owned by Mr. Mulrey. 

1.35 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Mulrey. 

Box 13. Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Fireward Belford in command. 



Friday. On the line of B. H. & E. R. R., near Stoughton St., Ward 16 

13th. Brush land. 

2.00 p.m. Fire caused by sparks from a locomotive. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 21 ; just before it reached a 
barn owned by H. Humphrey. 



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Friday. Mt. Bowdoin, Ward 16. Three acres grass land. 

13th. Owned by Mt. Bowdoin Land Company. 

4.00 p.m. Fiee set by boys. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 

Friday. Harvard, nbar Washington St., Ward 16. Grass land. 

13th. Owned by Charles Greenwood. 

6.00 p.m. Fire caused by sparks from a passing locomotive. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 

Saturday. Navy Yard, Charlestown. Wooden building. 

14th. Owned by U. S. Government. 

9.30 a.m. Occupied by U. S. Government as a sighting house for sighting 

Still alarm. guns. 

Fire caused by sparks from a chimney. 

Extinguished by the Navy Yard Department. 

Saturday. No. 299 Shawmut Avenue. Brick dwelling. 

14th. Owned by John Cottle. 

9.54 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 73. Fire caused by hot ashes in a pit connected with furnace. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 23; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Saturday. No. 82 West Newton St. Brick dwelling. 

14th. Owned by M. L. White. . 

9.59 a.m. Occupied by " " 

Box 84. Fire caused by a defective furnace pipe in the back parlor. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 23; Hose 
Nos. 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 
4; Extinguisher Nos. 2, 4, and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Saturday. Cor. Kingston and Bedford Sts. Wooden buildings. 
14th. Owned by Jordan, Marsh & Co. 

8.29 p.m. Loss $2,850. Insurance $7,000. 

Box 54. Occupied by Geo. W. Botsford, paper and twine. 

8.53 p.m. Loss $391. Insurance 4,500. 

Second alarm. " " Gorham & Murray, plumbers. 

Loss $459. Insurance $4,200. 
" " Henry B. Wells, commission merchants. 

Loss $13,290. Insurance $15,000 



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Occupied by J. G. Witham & Co., commission merchants. 

Loss $400. Insurance $1,500. 
" " Timothy Mullen, dwelling. 

Loss $300. Insurance $500. 
" " H. C. Willard, dwelling. 

Loss $50. Insurance $800. 
" " Wade's express office. 

Loss $100. No insurance. 
" " Blodgett, Swan & Co. 

Loss $2,800. Insurance $45,000. 
" " Farley, Harvey & Co. 

Loss $4,000. Insurance $4,600. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 23, 25; Hose 

Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 

3, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; 

Extinguisher No. 2, and Insurance Bri- 



Chief Engineer Dameell in command. 

Saturday. No. 21 East Springfield St. Three-story brick dwelling. 
14th. Owned by Dr. Donald Kennedy. 

9.50 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 86. Eire caused by spontaneous combustion of oil rags, left in the attic 

by painters. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose No. 5; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Extinguisher 
No. 2, and Insurance Brigade. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 

Sunday. No. 13 Franklin Sq. . Brick dwelling. 

15th. Owned by John E. Nightingale. 

8.30 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance $6,000. 

Still alarm. Occupied by John E. Nightingale. 

Fire caused by a defect in the foundation of the furnace, thereby 

setting fire to the floor. 
Companies called, Hose No. 5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 



Monday. No. 43 Main St., Charlestown. 

16th. Owned by A. C. Palmer. 

3.40 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance $5,000. 

Box 21. Occupied by Oscar Eeinstein, clothing. 

Loss $1,200. Insurance $5,000- 
Fire caused by an overheated stove. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1. 
Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 



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Monday. Rear 21 Charter St. 

16th. No fire, smoke issuing from windows. 

7.30 p.m. Company called, Engine No. 8. 
Still alarm. 

Monday. Rear 33 Clark St. Wooden dwelling-house. 

16th. Owned by Hannah Smith. 

8.13 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Clark. 

Box 14. Fire caused by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1 ; Eire Boat and Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Monday. Highland St., Roxbury. 

16th. Grass fire near Highland stables. 

12.10 p.m. Company called, Engine No. 14. 
Still alarm. 

Tuesday. No. 11 Arlington St. Brick dwelling. 

17th. Owned by Mr. Merrill. 

4.00 p.m. Occupied by " " 

Still alarm. No fire ; defect in draft of furnace, filling the house with smoke. 
Company called, Engine No. 10. 

Tuesday. Corner Williams and Washington Sts. , Highlands. Brick building. 

17th. Owned by A. Peterson. 

11.26 p.m. Occupied by Boston Paint Co. 

Box 231. Eire caused by spontaneous combustion of oiled rags in a box. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4 ; 
Insurance Brigade. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 



Wednesday. No. 240 Dorchester St., So. Boston. 
18th. Owned by J. M. Spence. 

10 20 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Still alarm. Eire-caused from drying plastering. 
Company called, Hose Co. No. 10. 



Wooden dwelling. 



Friday. No. 54 Gray St. Brick dwelling. 
20th. Owned by Horace Gray. 

11.07 a.m. Occupied by Joseph P. Waterhouse. 

Box 71. Fire slight. Cause unknown. 



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Accident. Mrs. Waterhouse was burned to death. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; 

Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

3, 8; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; 

Extinguisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Friday. Lewis Wharf. Tug Boat " Glide." 

20th. Owned by Rogers & Sears. 

11.43 a.m. Fire originated in the cabin. 
Box 14. Cause unknown. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1; Fire Boat; Insurance 
Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Friday. Temple St. Ward 16. Wooden building. 

20th. Owned by M. W. Cain. 

6.00 p.m. Occupied by M. W. Cain, cabinet manufacturer. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on the roof from sparks from chimney. 

Companies called, Engine No. 16; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 



Saturday. State Prison, Charlestown District. Brick buildings. 

21st. Owned by the State of Massachusetts. 

12.55 p.m. Loss $60,000. No insurance. 

Box 17. Occupied by State of Massachusetts. 

Charlestown. Loss $1,500. No insurance. 

Occupied by Tucker Manufacturing Co. 

Loss $178,161. Insurance $88,810. 
Occupied byKenney & Co.' 

Loss $3,000. No insurance. 
Occupied by Averill & Hunting. 
Fire originate from some unknown cause in the bronze-shop. 
Companies called, Engine No. 1, Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1, C. F. D., and Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Delano in command. 



Saturday. This alarm was given to call assistance from the city proper to the 

21st. above fire. 

1.19 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
Box 4. and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 

Engine No. 1 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



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Saturday. No. 106 High St. Charlestown. Wooden dwelling. 
21st. Owned by Mr. Tomford. 

3.00 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Tomford. 

Box 12. Fire caused by sparks from., the State Prison fire. 
Charlestown. Companies called, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; B. F. D. 

Hose No. 2; C. F. D. 
Assistant Engineer Delano in command. 



Sunday. 

22d. 

3.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Gray's Woods, Hartford St., Ward 16. 
Company called, Engine No. 21. 



Sunday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 

22d. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 

8.40 p.m. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 

Box 52. guisher; No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 

False alarm. Accident. Shaft of Hose Carriage connected with Engine No. 4 

broke when returning from the alarm and injured the horse' 

Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Monday. Edmands Court, Charlestown. Wooden tenement. 

23d. Owned by John Donovan. 

5.40 a.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 17. Fire caused by sparks from a chimney. 

5.50 a.m. Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Second alarm. Ladder No. i ; Fire Boat. 

Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 
Alarm given by some person unauthorized. 



Monday. 

23d. 

4.05 a.m. 

Still alarm. 



Norfolk St., Ward 16. Woodland. 

Fire caused by sparks from a passing locomotive. 

Company called, Engine No. 19. 



Monday. Winthrop. Wooden stable. 
23d. Owned by John Belcher. 

9.42 p.m. Occupied by John Belcher. 

Box 175. Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Tuesday. No. 259 Fourth St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

24th. Occupied by Patrick McGovern. 

6.45 a.m. Fire caused by carelessness in thawing out water-pipes. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 



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Tuesday. Albion Place, Highlands. Wooden dwelling 

24th. Owned by Samuel Little. 

8.15 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Milliken. 

Still alarm. Fiee caused by defective chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 14. 



Tuesday. No. 15 Cotting St. Brick dwelling. 
24th. Owned by Mrs. R. Smith. 

11.25 p.m. , Occupied by Mrs. Brady. 

Still alarm. Fiee caused by carelessly thawing out water-pipes. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 

Tuesday. No. 277 Washington St. Granite building. 

24th. Owned by Oliver Ditson. 

7.00 p.m. Occupied by O. Ditson & Co., music store. 

Box 42. Occupied by Thomas Beal, machinery. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2 ; Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Dameell in command. 

Tuesday. Alarm given by some person unauthorized. 

24th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
10.26 p.m. Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3. 

Box 174. Asst. Engineer Dunbae in command. 

Wednesday. Coe. Hilton and Swett Sts., Highlands. 
25th. One-story wooden building. 

0.36 a.m. Owned by Edward W. Bradley. 

Box 212. Occupied by Machael Stanton, ale saloon. 

Fiee oeiginated in a small shed in the rear, and burned through 

into the saloon. 
Cause of fiee incendiary (^supposed). 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Wednesday. Noefolk St., Ward 16. Grass land. 
25th. Owned by estate of Mrs. H. Clark. 

3.20 p.m. Fiee set by boys. 

Box 354. Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

6, 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hebaed in command. 



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Thursday. 

26th. 

0.30 A.M. 

Box 346. 

False alarm. 



Given by some person unauthorized. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hebard in command. 



Thursday. No. 3 Thacher St. "Wooden building. 

26th. Owned by heirs of Cyrus Wakefield. 

0.45 a.m. Occupied by "Wm. Nickerson, stable. 

Box 12. Occupied by John Jeffries, stable. 

Occupied by Wm. Lloyd, stable. 
Occupied by Nile Devlan, stable. 
Cause of fire supposed incendiary. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1,8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1; and Insurance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 

Thursday. No. 295 Broad St. Brick building. 
26th. Owned by heirs of James Dillon. 

7.45 a. m. Occupied by Miller & Kimball, wool-dealers. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by spontaneous combustion of oil rags. 

Companies called, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Thursday. Oakland St., Ward 16. Woods. 

26th. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 19. 

6 30 p.m. 
Still alarm. 

Thursday. Longwood Ave., Highlands. Wooden building. 
26th. Owned by A. Folsom & Sons. 

7.39 p.m. Occupied by A. Folsom & Co., oil carpet factory. 

Box 219. Fire originated from an overheated furnace in basement. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 



Saturday. Cor. Meridian and Central So.., E. Boston. Wooden buildings. 
28th. Owned by heirs of Andrew Carney. 

2.11 a.m. Occupied by John Leighton, grocery and provisions. 

Box 184. Loss $2,000. Insurance $1,500. 

2.18 a.m. Occupied by Edward T. Marliave, dwelling. 

Second alarm. Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 

2.21 a.m. Occupied by Frank Otis, barber. 

Third alarm. Loss $300. No insurance. 

Owned by John Leighton 

Loss $200. Insurance $300. 



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Occupied by Henry Fish, boot and shoe maker. 

Loss $150. Insurance $300. 
Owned by Win. Nichols. 

Loss $200. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by Wm. Nichols, saloon and dwelling. 

Loss $100. Insurance $1,000. 
Fire supposed to be the work of an incendiary, one man arrested for 

the same. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 25 ; Hose 
Nos. 3, 6, 10; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 2, 8 ; 
Extinguisher No. 3 ; Eire Boat ; and Insur- 
ance Brigade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Sunday. No. 1 Phipps Place. Wooden dwelling. 

29th. Slight fire on roof. 
8.48 p.m. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 

Still alarm. 



Monday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 

30th. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 

7.05 a.m. Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; Extin- 

Box 53. guisher No. 2 ; and Insurance Brigade. 

False alarm. Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. No. 599 Broadway, So. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

31st. Owned by John Murdock. 

1.00 p.m. Occupied by John Murdock. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 2. 

Tuesday. No. 431 Commercial St. Brick dwelling. 

31st. Owned by Isaac Harris. 

5.32 p.m. Occupied by Philip Hayes. 

Box 9. Alarm caused by the bursting of a gas-pipe. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat, and Insurance Bri- 
gade. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Tuesday. 

31st. 

7.30 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Washington St. Brick dwelling. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



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Whole number of alarms during the month 87, including 29 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $109,774.00. Insurance $89,764.00. 
Loss on stock $262,582.29. Insurance $243,558.00. 
Number of alarms during the month of March, 1873, Thirty-seven. 



APRIL. 

Thursday-. No. 40 Hudson St. Brick dwelling. 

2d. Owned by Edward Sullivan. 

11.21 a.m. Loss $300. Insurance $4,000. 

Box 57. Occupied by Edward Sullivan. 

Eire originated from some unknown cause in the upper story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5,8,9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Damrell in command. 



Thursday. Oakland St., Ward 16. 

2d. Woodland. 

3.20 p.m. Cause unknown. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 19. 

Thursday. Harvard St., Ward 16. 

2d. Railroad bridge over N. Y. & N. E. R. R. 

7.30 p.m. Fire caused by sparks from a locomotive. 
Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 18. 

Thursday. No. 15 Vernon St., Highlands. Wooden dwelling. 
2d. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

7.45 p.m. Occupied by Charles Vose. 

Still alarm. Eire caused by upsetting a kerosene lamp. 



Friday. 

3d. 

1.35 a.m. 

Box 6. 

Charlestown. 



Wooden building. 
Loss $100. Insurance $3,000. 



No. 21 Perkins St., Charlestown. 
Owned by Rufus White. 



Occupied by Mr. Burbank, dwelling. 

" " Mr. Carey, dwelling. , 

" " Mr. Kehoe, billiard saloon. 
Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; C. F. D. 
Asst. Engineer Delano in command. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Friday. No. 133 West Newton St. Brick dwelling. 
3d. Owned by P. H. Parker. 

10.00 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Sewall. 

Stirl alarm. Fire caused by the bottom of furnace dropping out and setting fire 
to air-box. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 5. 

Sunday. No. 12 Baldwin St., South Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

5th. • Owned by M. Connell. 

1.15 a.m. Occupied by M. Connell. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 



Sunday. No 11 Hudson St. Brick dwelling. 

5th. Owned by Royal Bosworth. 

4.15 a.m. Occupied by James Cronin. 

Still alarm. Fire cause, incendiary. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



Monday. No. 11 Hudson St. Brick dwelling. 

6th. Owned by Royal Bosworth. 

4.30 a.m. Occupied by James Cronin. 

Still alarm. Fire cause, incendiary. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 

Monday. No. 35 Howard St. Brick dwelling. 

6th. Owned by Mrs. Gregg. 

1.45 p.m. Occupied by Dr. L. Bergengren. 

Still alarm. Companies called, Engine No. 4 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine 

No. 1. 



Monday. 

6th. 
7.50 p.m. 
Box 131. 

False alarm. 



The bells did not strike correct, and Engine Co. No. 15 was the only 
company that responded. 



Tuesday. No. 292 Harrison Aye. Brick building. 
7th. Owned by heirs of Samuel A. Way. 

0.33 a.m. - Loss $350. Insurance $7,500. 

Box 65. Occupied by H. Cummings & Co., grocery store. 

Loss $237. Insurance $1,080. 
Fire originated from some unknown cause in a pile of old mats 
under the counter. 



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Companies called, -Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, 5,8,9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Bab- 
cock Slef-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extinguisher 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 107 Beacon St. Brick dwelling. 
7th. Owned by Frederick W. Bradlee. 

12.30 p.m. Occupied by Frederick W. Bradlee. 

Still alarm. 'No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 10. 

Tuesday. No. 9 Eustis St., Roxbury. "Wooden dwelling. 

7th. Owned by H. D. Mulray. 

2.25 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Anderson. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by children playing with matches. 
Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4, called. 

Tuesday. North Grove St. Brick building. 

7th. Owned by the City of Boston. 

5.30 p.m. Occupied by the City of Boston. 

Still alarm. Fire slight, in the office of the City Stables. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 3. 



Tuesday. 

7th. 

8.00 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



No. 11 Hudson St. Brick dwelling. 
Owned by Royal Bosworth. 

Occupied by James Cronin. 

Fire cause, incendiary. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2. 



Loss $47. Insurance $6,000. 
Loss $88.50. Insurance $1,000. 



Tuesday. No. 4 Cusson Pl., off of So. Margin St. Wooden building. 

7th. Owned by James English. 

8.37 p.m. Occupied by James English. 

Box 5. Alarm caused by Mrs. English making molasses candy, which boiled 

over and filled the room with smoke. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 



Wednesday. Corner Charles and Fincknet Sts. Brick dwelling. 
8th. Owned by Dr. Geo. W. Derby. 

8.00 p.m. Occupied by Dr. Geo. W. Derby. 

Still alarm. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 10. 



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City Document. — No. 66. 



Thursday. No. 44 High St. 

9th. Owned by the Estate of F. Evans. 

2.14 a.m. Loss $645. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 48. Occupied by W. H. Hicks, shoe findings. 

Loss $1,625. Insurance $4,000. 
Occupied by C. M. Holmes & Co., boots and shoes. 

Loss $650. No insurance. 
Occupied by C. C. Earwell & Co., boots and shoes. 
Occupied by T. T. Robinson & Co., boots and shoes. 

Loss $50. Insurance $500. 
Occupied by A. M. Redmond & Co., boots and shoes. 
Occupied by Edward Henshaw, shoe findings. 

Loss $316.76. Insurance $9,000. 
Eiee originated from some unknown cause in the third story. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, and 25 ; Hose 
Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 
8 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Friday. Cor. oe Princeton and Meridian Sts., E. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

10th. Owned by heirs of Enoch Snelling. 

8.41 a.m. Loss $300. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 184. Occupied by John H. Weston. 

Loss $100. Insurance $1,500. 
Occupied by J. M. Evans. 

Loss $100. Insurance $2,000. 
Occupied by J. H. Brackett. 

Loss $150. No insurance. 
Fire caused by a defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Extinguisher No. 3; Fire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Joseph Dunbar in command. 



Saturday. No. 110 Northampton St. Dwelling. 

11th. Owned by A. D. Williams. 

12.50 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Rein. 

Still alarm. Alarm false. 

Company called, Engine No 23. 



Saturday. No. 280 Shawmut Avenue. Brick dwelling. 
11th. Owned by Mrs. Higgins. 

6.04 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 73. Fire originated from some unknown cause in the kitchen. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 23; Hose Nos. 2, 5, 8; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No. 15 Tremont Row. Brick building. 
11th. Owned by Peter B. Brigham. 

8.14 p.m. Loss $509. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 36. Occupied by C. A. Haley, dry goods. 

Loss $715. Insurance $15,500. 
Fire originated in the basement, from some unknown cause. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 
3, and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. Maverick St., near Orleans, E. Boston. "Wooden buildings. 

12th. Owned by Hasse & Pratt. 

0.46 p.m. Occupied by Hasse & Pratt, whiting factory. 

Box 153. Loss $100. Insurance $3,000. 

Fire caused by overheated flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 
Hose No. 6 ; Extinguisher No. 3 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Sunday. No. 39 Brimmer St. Brick dwelling. 

12th. Owned by Francis L. Higginson. 

7.30 p.m. Occupied by Francis L. Higginson. 

Still alarm. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 
Company called, Engine No. 10. 

Monday. No. 1564 Washington St. Brick dwelling. 
13th. Owned by E. S. Johnson. 

11.00 a.m. Occupied by H. K. Wing. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23. 



Monday. No. 178 Friend St. Two-story wooden building. 

13th. Owned by Sydney Patch. 

3.59 p.m. Loss $330. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 8. Occupied by James Cary. 

Occupied by Charles Shaskey. 
Occupied by Anna Parra. 
Occupied by Peter Nugent. 



Loss $75. No insurance. 



Occupied by John Loring. 
Occupied by Catherine Simpson. 



Loss 



No insurance. 



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Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. No. 198 West Second St., So. Boston. 

13th. Owned by Vance & Co. 

9.15 p.m. Occupied by Vance & Co. Iron foundry. 

Still alarm. Eire caused by sparks from chimney. 
Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 

Wednesday. Farrell Place, So. Boston. Wooden building. 
15th. Owned by Mr. Conley. 

1.13 a.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 126 Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12; 

Extinguisher No. 2; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer Geo. Brown in command. 



Wednesday. No. 59 Wareham St. Brick building. 
15th. Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 

3.15 a.m. Occupied by Creesy & Noyes, carpenters. 

Still alarm. Eire caused by shavings and sawdust on steam pipes igniting. 

Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3, and Extinguisher 2. 

Wednesday. Cor. Boylston and Chestnut Sts., West Roxbury. Wooden 
15th. 
3.20 a.m. 
W. Roxbury. 



dwelling. 
Owned by E. M. Clapp. 

Occupied by E. M. Clapp. 



Loss $7,000. Insurance $5,000. 

Loss $3,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Eire originated from the furnace. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 and 
Hand-engine Nos. 1, 2, of West Roxbury. 
Asst. Engineer J. Foster Hewins in command. 



Wednesday. This alarm was given for the above fire. 

15th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Hose No. 7; Hook 

3.35 a.m. and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher No. 4. 

Box 254. Asst. Engineer J. Foster Hewins in command. 



Wednesday. No. 84 A St., So. Boston. Wooden dwelling. 
15th. Owned by Mrs. O'Neil. 

11.35 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Drohan. 

Box 121. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12; 

Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



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Wednesday. Prison Point, Charlestown. Wooden building. 
15th. Owned by Fitchburg R. R. Co. 

7.57 p.m. Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Box 51. Occupied by Fitchburg R. R. Co., repair shop. 

Charlestown. Loss $1,000. No insurance. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Asst. Engineer John Bartlett in command. 



Wednesday. Rear 14 Lynde St. 

15th. Owned by Dr. Geo. Russell. 

10.51 p.m. Occupied by Dr. Geo. Russell. 

Box 24. Fire originated in the ash barrel in shed. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, G, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Friday. Columbia St., Charlestown. Wooden building. 

17th. Owned by John Fisher. 

12.07 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance 

Box 6. Occupied by John Fisher, cooper's shop. 

Charlestown. Loss $150. Insurance 

Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1. . 
Asst. Engineer John Bartlett, in command. 



Friday. This alarm was given to call assistance to a large fire in Cambridge. 

17th. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 3; Hook 

7.24 a.m. and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 

Box 26. Engine No. 1. 

Companies that were sent to Cambridge, Engine Nos. 6, 8, 10 ; 
Hose No. 3. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Friday. No. 308 Meridian St., East Boston. Wooden dwelling. 

17th. Owned by William Gallagher. 

G.05 1-2 p.m. Loss $1,500. Insurance $3,000. 

Box 184. Occupied by George Saunders. 

Loss $25. No insurance. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Extinguisher No. 3; Fire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Joseph Dunbar in command. 



196 



City Document. — No. 66. 



Friday. 

17th. 

6.25 p.m. 

Box 17. 

Charlestown. 



Prison Point, Charlestown. 

Owned by the State of Mass. 
Occupied by the State of Mass. 
Slight fire in one of the work-shops in the Prison. 
Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; C. P. D. 
Asst. Engineer John Bartlett in command. 



Sunday. Bartlett's Wharf, Commercial St. Wooden buildings. 

19th. Owned by Wm. H. Nichols. 

3.23 a.m. Loss $2,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 2. Occupied by H. W. Warren, storehouses. 

3.35 a.m. Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. 

Second alarm. Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 25; Hose 

Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 
3, 8; Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1; 
Extinguisher No. 2 ; Pire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Sunday. No. 141 Northampton St. Wooden tenement. 

19th. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

2.30 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23. 

Sunday. No. 1585 Washington St. 

19th. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

7.10 p.m. Occupied by Severance & Co. 

Stiil alarm. Eire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23. 

Monday. Nos. 36 and 38 Salem St. 

20th. Owned by John Doherty. 

4.24 a.m. Occupied by Patrick Doyle. 

Still alarm. Fire originated from some unknown cause under the counter. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8. 



Monday. No. 80 Liverpool St., East Boston. Wooden tenement. 

20th. Owned by John Hurley. 

4.06 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance $3,000. 

Box 157. Occupied by several families. 

Fire originated in third story by boys playing with matches. 
Companies called, Engine Co. Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat ; Extinguisher No. 3. 
Chief Engineer W. A. Green in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



197 



Monday. No. 175 Tremont St. Freestone building. 

20th. Owned by Wm. Evans. 

4.27 p.m. Loss $ 4S0.50. Insurance $50,000. 

Box 53. Occupied by Howe & Elmer, " Evans' House." 

Fire originated in the second story from defective flue. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose No. 2, 
3, 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extjn-* 
guisher No. 2. 
Assistant Engineer J. W. Regan, in command. 

Monday. No. 600 Shawmut Avenue. 
20th. Owned by John Lamb. 

7 45 p.m. Occupied by George Downs. 

Still alarm. Fire slight, caused by overheated stove. 
Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23. 



Tuesday. No 64 Mount Vernon St. Dwelling. 

21st. Owned by Joseph P. Marquand. 

10.00 a.m. Occupied by Joseph P. Marquand. 

Still alarm. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 



Tuesday. Cor. of Hanover and Portland Sts. Wooden building. 

'21st. Owned by Eben Stone. 

9.40 p.m. Occupied by Laban Beal, druggist. 

Box 21. Loss $650. Insurance $5,000. 

Occupied by A. Paretts, barber. 

. Loss $500. Insurance $600. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3. 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1,8; Babcock Self- 
acting P/ngine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Tuesday. Parker St., Highlands. Dwelling house. 

21st. Owned by John Swan. 

9.00 p.m. Occupied by John Swan. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 22. 



Wednesday. Cor. of Sweet and Milton Sts., Highlands. Wooden building. 
22d. Owned by Edward W. Bradley. 

0.22 a.m. • . Loss $125. No insurance. 

Box 212. Unoccupied. 

Supposed incendiary. 



198 



Citt Document. — No. 66. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Extinguisher No. 4 
Asst. Engineer James Munroe in command. 

Wednesday. No. 28 Goucn St. Brick building. 
22d. Owned by Albert Brown. 

10.20 a.m. Occupied by John McGuire, store and dwelling. 

Still alarm. Eire caused by careless use of matches. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6 ; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
No. 1. 



Wednesday. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 j 



22d. 

10.07 p.m. 

Box 147. 

False alarm. 



Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; Extinguisher No. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 



Wednesday. Eourth St., So. Boston. Brick building. 
22d. Owned by City of Boston. 

10.58 p.m. Occupied by City of Boston, Police Station No. 12. 

Box 137. Fire originated from some unknown cause in the basement. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 

Thursday. Bear 375 First St., So. Boston. Wooden building. 

23d. Slight tire in shed. 

5.114 a.m. Fire originated among some straw. 

Box 142. Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 2, 9, 12; 

Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; Extinguisher No. 2 ; 
Fire Boat. 
Asst. Engineer George Brown in command. 

Thursday. No. 42 Traverse St. Wooden building. 
23d. Owned by A. D. Hoitt. 

3.31 p.m. Occupied by Charles Little, stable. 

Box 8. Fire originated from some unknown cause in the manger. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Thursday. Cor. Shawmut Ave. and Washington Sts., Highlands. 

23d. Brick building. 
6.00 p.m. Owned by Isaac H. Ayres. 

Box 239. Occupied by Isaac H. Ayres, boarding stable. 



Fiee Commissioners' Report. 



199 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer James Muneoe in command. 



Thursday. No. 11 Crescent Place. Brick dwelling. 

23d. Owned by C. H. Parker. 

10.45 p.m. Loss $150. No insurance. 

Box 8. Occupied by J. B. Allen. 

Loss $125. No insurance. 
Fire originated in the L, from cooking-stove. 

Companies called, Engine Ncs. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer William A. Green in command. 



Friday. No. 25 Yale St., Highlands. Brick building. 

24th. Owned by E. Lamson Perkins. 

5.10 a.m. Loss $5,000. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 252. Occupied by New England Card Factory. 

Loss $20,000. Insurance $44,300. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Hose No. 7; Hook 
and Ladder No. 4 ; Extinguisher No. 4. 
Asst. Engineer John Colligan in command. 



Sunday. No. 44 Sudbury St. 

26th. No fire except the burning out of a foul chimney. 

1.40 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6; Babcock Self-acting Engine 
Still alarm. No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Asst. Engineer Sam'l Abbott, Jr., in command. 

Sunday. Brush Hill Turnpike, Milton. "Wooden building. 

26th. Owned by John Vose. 

3.18 p.m. Occupied by John Vose. 

Box 353. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19; Hook and Ladder 
No. 6. 
Asst. Engineer J. Foster Hewins in command. 



Monday. 88 Union St. Brick building. 

27th. Owned by St. Andrews Lodge of Free Masons. 

7.00 p.m. Loss $240. Insurance $3,000. 

Box 19. Occupied by Woods Bros. Grocery store. 

Loss $1,700. Insurance $2,500. 
Occupied by G. Greenleaf & Co. 



200 



City Document. — No. 66. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No'. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self- 
acting Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Monday. Austin St., Charlestown. 
' 27th. Owned by Bay State Brick Co. 

10.58 p.m. Occupied by Bay State Brick Co. 

Box 17. Companies called, Engine No. 1; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 

Charlestown. Ladder No. 1. 

Asst. Engineer John Bartlett in command. 



Tuesday. No. 45 Temple Place. Brick building. 

28th. Occupied by Hewins & Hollis, furnishing goods. 

7.53 a.m. Eire originated in a wooden box of waste paper. 
Box 42. Fire slight. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer William A. Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 100 Sumner St., East Boston. Brick building. 

28th. Owned by Dr. Parkman. 

10.04 p.m. Occupied by Henry Goldstein, second-hand clothing. 

Box 182. Occupied by Samuel Slatzky, dwelling. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Extinguisher No. 3 ; Eire 
Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Tuesday. No. 58 Nashua St. Brick building. 

28th. Owned by Mr. O'Brien. 

3.00 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Beardon. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 6. 



Tuesday. No. 101 Cambridge St. Wooden building. 

28th. Owned by John Federhen. 

11. 44^ p.m. Occupied by John Carroll. 

Box 24. Slight fire in a shed. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Babcock Self-acting 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



201 



Thursday. Cor. Trejiont and Davenport Sts., Highlands. Dwelling. 

30th. Owned by Martin Beatty. 

12.18 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Bird. 

Box 215. Fire caused by defective flue. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Extinguisher 
Nos. 2, 4. 
Asst. Engineer John Colligan in command. 



Thursday. Nos. 125 and 126 Tremont St. Brick building. 

30th. Owned by Heirs of John Phillips. 

2.51 p.m. Loss $240. Insurance $25,000. 

Box 42. Occupied by G. D. Russell & Co., music store. 

Occupied by Edward Welch & Co, chromo painters. 

Loss $25. No insurance. 
Occupied by E. A. Samuels, publisher of music. 
Occupied by Paul Howard, engraver. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 25; Hose Nos. 
2, 3, 5,8,9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Babcock Self-acting Engine No. 1 ; Extin- 
guisher No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Thursday. No. 91 Charter St. Wooden tenement. 
30th. Owned by William Lynch. 

4.02 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Box 2. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook and 

Ladder No. 1, 8 ; Babcock Self-acting En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Wm. A. Green in command. 



Whole number of alarms during the month 70, including 27 still 
alarms. 

Loss on buildings $21,616.50. Insurance $168,900.00. 

Loss on stock $32,407.26. Insurance $94,180.00. 
Number of alarms during the month of April, 1873, Forty-three. 



202 



Citt Document. — No. GG. 



MONTHLY TABULAR STATEMENT OF FIEES. 

From November 1st, 1873, to April 30th, 1874. 



November 
December . 
January. . 
February . 
March . . . 
April . . . 



Totals 



Loss on 
Buildings. 



$8,050 00 
14,164 00 

288,561 00 
7,863 00 

109,774 00 
21,616 50 



$450,028 50 



Ins. on 
Buildings. 



$8,050 00 
10,589 00 
527,600 00 
120,100 00 
89,764 00 
168,900 00 



$925,003 00 $624,062 76 



Loss on 
Stock. 



$102,263 23 

8,130 50 

174,054 48 

44,625 00 

262,582 29 

32,407 26 



Ins. on 
Stock. 



$65,152 60 
6,447 50 
224,180 00 
139,500 00 
243,558 00 
94,180 00 



$773,018 10 



Number of Alarms. 



41, including 14 Still. 

54, 

85, 

49, 

87, 

70, 



137 Still. 



Total insurance of buildings, ......... $925,003 00 

Total insurance of stock, 773,018 10 

Total insurance on buildings and stock, . . . . $1,698,021 10 

Total loss on buildings $450,028 50 

Total loss on stock, . 624,062 76 

Total loss on buildings and stock, 1,074,091 26 

Total insurance on buildings and stock above loss, . . . $623,929 84 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



203 



Recapitulation of the number of Alarms of Fire, and the Losses 
and Insurance on the same, from 





Alarm. 


Losses. 


Insurance. 


Pop'lat'n. 


Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 
" 1830, " 


31, 1830 


110 
62 
89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 
96 
113 
140 
194 
232 
267 
223 
289 
270 
282 
339 
240 
333 
169 
205 
195 
174 
167 


$118,540 

23,620 

68,195 

74,613 

69,405 

107,440 

130,295 

32,118 

140,004 

77,973 

102,975 

102,118 

128,666 

164,083 

234,591 

226,338 

172,993 

222,273 

300,525 

123,660 

386,107 

492,849 

515,167 

150,772 

537,604 

409,353 


$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 


61,392 


1831 




" 1831, " 


1832 




" 1832, " 


1833 




" 1833, " 


1834 




" 1834, " 


1835 


78,603 


" 1836, " 


1837 . 


" 1837, " 


1838 




" 1838, " 


1839 




" 1839, " 


1840 


85,000 


" 1840, " 


1841 




" 1841, " 


1842 . 




" 1842, " 


1843 




" 1843, " 


1844 . 




" 1844, " 


1845 


114,366 


" 1845, " 


1846 . 




" 1846, " 


1847 




" 1847, " 


1848 




" 1848, " 
" 1849, " 


1849 

1850 


138,788 


" 1850, " 


1851 




" 1851, " 


1852 




" 1852, " 


1853 




" 1853, " 


1854 




" 1854, " 


1855 


160,508 


" 1855, " 


1856 









204 



Citt Document. — No. 66. 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Sept. 1, 1856, to Aug, 31, 

" 1857, 

" 1858, 

" 1859, 

" 1860, 

" 1861, 

" 1862, 

" 1863, 

" 1864, 

" 1865, 

" 1866, to Deo. 31, 

Jan. 1, 1867, 
1868, 

" 1869, 

" 1870, 

" 1871, 

" 1872, 

" 1873, 

" 1874, to April 30, 



1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1866 
1868 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 



Alarm. 



164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 
64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 



Losses. 



258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 
408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 
1,516,549 
2,680,953 
941,483 



Insurance. 



Pop'lat'n. 



233,787 
316,207 
646,210 
471,853 
405,928 
806,433 
120,909 
493,369 
318,067 
474,171 
382,700 
340,765 
314,706 
335,975 
786,463 
534,991 
1,298,983 
2,010,633 
1,607,782 



177,902 



192,324 



250,750 



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TABLE No. 2. 

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TABLE No. 4. 



Showing the different causes of F\ 
November 1st, 1873, to Apr 

Another fire, sparks from 
Alarms for fires out of town 
Boilers, overheated . 
Boiling over of oil kettles, 

" " " fat " . 

" " " fflue " . 

Chimneys, burning out of foul 
Carelessness . 
Drying plastering . 
Flues, defective 
Furnace, overheated 

" defective 

" pipes " 
False, .... 
Forge, sparks from . 
Gas, explosion of . 

" jets, careless use of. 
Hot ashes 

Incendiary, supposed 
Kerosene lamps, explosion of 
" " upsetting of 

Locomotives, sparks from 
Matches, playing with 
Kuins, rekindling of 
Stoves, overheated . 

" upsetting of 

" pipes defective 
Spontaneous combustion, 
Unknown 
Water pipes, thawing out of 



'ires and Alarms, from 
I 30th, 1874: — 

1 
3 
2 
1 
1 
1 

22 

12 
1 

33 

13 
2 
3 

39 
2 
7 
3 
2 

20 
5 
5 
5 
5 
7 

14 
1 
4 
7 
130 
6 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



209 



HYDRANTS, 

During the year 426 hydrants have been established and 
93 abandoned, as follows : — 





Lowry, Boston. 


Abandoned. 
Lowry. Boston. 




In Boston proper 


178+ 3= 181 


1 + 82 = 83 


98 


South Boston , 


16+ 1= 17 


— 5 


12 


East Boston 


11+ 1= 12 


— 2 


10 


Boston Highlands 


73+9= 82 


1+ 1= 2 


80 


Dorchester , 


133+ 1 = 134 


— 1 


133 



426 



93=383 



Total number of Hydrants up to May 1, 1874, 



Boston Proper . 


1,191 


South Boston w 


405 


East Boston .... 


243 


Boston Highlands. 


648 


Dorchester .... 


453 


Charlestown .... 


164 


Deer Islaud .... 


... 14 



FIRE RESERVOIRS. 



3,118 



Where Water can he obtained in case of Fire within the City 
of Boston, May 1, 1874. 

1. Auburn, corner of Livingston street — iron cover — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

2. Anderson street, opposite Phillips School-house — 

cover in street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogs- 
heads — filled by a 4-iuch Cochituate water-pipe. 
14 



210 City Document. — No. 66. 

3. Blossom, corner of McLean street — cover in the street 

— capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 
4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

4. Bowdoin square — cover in the centre — filled by a 

spring — capacity 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

5. Bowdoin square, opposite Bulfinch street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 300 to 
400 hogsheads. 

6. Brattle street, corner of Brattle square — ■ filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — iron cover. 

7. Broad, near State street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 

water-pipe — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads 

— iron cover. 

8. Battery march, near Broad street — cover in the street 

— filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capac- 
ity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

9. Beach, corner of Hudson street — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

10. Cambridge, corner of Irving street — cover in Irving 

street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

11. Cambridge, corner of Hancock street — cover in Han- 

cock street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

12. Chambers, corner of Poplar street — iron cover in the 

square — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — ■ 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

13. Causeway, corner of Merrimac street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

14. Charlestown street, opposite 52 — at the junction of 

Beverly street — filled by the tide. 

15. Chestnut, corner of Walnut street — cover in Walnut 

street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled 
by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

16. Charlestown, corner of Medford street — filled by the 

tide. 



. Fire Commissioners' Report. 211 

17. Chestnut, near corner of West Cedar street — filled by 

a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

18. Clinton opposite Fulton — cover in the street — filled 

by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity 300 to 
400 hogsheads. 

19. Congress, near High street — iron cover — cover on 

the south side — capacity from 300 to 400 hogs- 
heads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

20. Court square, opposite south-east corner of the Court- 

house — iron cover — filled by a Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

21. Chauncy street, opposite 19 — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 

uate water-pipe. 

22. Church street, front of Methodist church — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. Iron cover. 

23. Church, corner of Fayette street — cover on north-east 

side, near sidewalk. Iron cover filled by a 4-inch 
water-pipe. 

24. West Canton street, opposite No. 89 — capacity from 

60 to 70 hogsheads. 

25. Derne, corner of Temple street — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

26. West Dedham street, opposite 67 — iron cover — 

capacity from 60 to 70 hogsheads. 

27. East street, opposite the School-house — filled by a 4- 

inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

28. Edinboro', near Essex street — iron cover — capacity 

from 60 to 70 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

29. Essex street, opposite No. 5 — iron cover — cover near 

sidewalk — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

30. Friend, corner of Travers street — iron cover — filled 

by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

31. Franklin, corner of Hawley street — filled by a 4-inch 



212 City Document. — No. 66. 

Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 60 to 70 
hogsheads. 

32. Franklin, corner of Devonshire street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 300 
to 400 hogsheads. 

33. Federal, corner of Channing street — iron cover — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

34. Federal street, opposite Piper's Wharf — iron cover — 

cover in the street — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

35. Green, opposite Leverett street — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe — iron cover. 

36. Hanover street, opposite No. 96 — cover in the street 

— filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capac- 
ity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

37. Hanover, at the junction of Salem and Endicott streets 

— cover in the street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

38. Hanover street, front of Station-house No. 1 — capacity 

from 300 to 400 hogsheads — has to be filled by 
hose. 

39. Hanover, corner of Clark street — capacity from 300 

to 400 hogsheads. 

40. Haymarket square — cover opposite No. 4 — filled bya 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 300 
to 400 hogsheads. 

41. Hawkins street, front of Maykew School-house — filled 

by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

42. Hudson, corner of Kneeland street — iron cover on 

sidewalk — capacity from 60 to 70 hogsheads. 

43. Hudson, near Curve street. 

44. Harrison avenue, corner of Kneeland street — iron 

cover — cover in the centre — capacity from 60 to 
70 hogsheads. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 213 

45. Harrison avenue, corner of Bennet street — iron cover 

— capacity from 60 to 70 hogsheads. 

46. Harrison avenue, opposite Curve street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — iron cover. 

47. Harrison avenue, corner of Asylum street — iron 

cover. 

48. Harrison avenue — iron cover — near Hallett & Davis's 

Piano-forte manufactory — filled by a 4-inch pipe. 

49. Liberty square, opposite No. 1 — near corner of Kilby 

street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — 
capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — iron cover. 

50. Leverett, opposite Spring street — iron cover — capac- 

ity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 
4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

51. Lancaster, corner of Merrimac street — iron cover - 

capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

52. Mount Vernon street, rear of State House — cover in 

the street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

53. Mount Vernon street, near Louisburg square — cover 

in the street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogs- 
heads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

54. Myrtle, corner of Irving street — cover in Irving 

street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

55. North square — cover in centre — capacity from 300 

to 400 hogsheads. 

56. Pearl street, opposite Sturgis street — iron cover — 

cover in middle of street — capacity from 300 to 
400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

57. Pleasant, corner of Carver street — cover in Carver 

street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — 
filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

58. Pleasant, opposite Eliot street. 



214 Cur Document. — No. 66. 

59. Salem, corner of Cooper street — iron cover — capac- 

ity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch 
Cochituate water-pipe. 

60. Salem street, front of Christ Church — iron cover — 

cover on sidewalk — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads. 

61. Shawmut avenue, corner of Canton street — capacity 

from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

62. Shawmut avenue, near Briggs place. 

63. Summer street, opposite 115 — capacity from 300 to 

400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-iuch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

64. State street, opposite Traveller Building — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 300 
to 400 hogsheads — iron cover. 

65. State, corner Kilby street — iron cover. 

66. South Market street — cover opposite No. 35 — filled 

by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 
300 to 400 hogsheads. 

67. Sudbury square, opposite No. 52 — cover in centre — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity 
from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

68. Somerset street, corner of Allston — iron cover in 

Somerset street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogs- 
heads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

69. Phillips, corner of West Cedar street — filled by a 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

70. Thacher street — cover in the square — capacity from 

300 to 400 hogsheads. 

71. Tremont street- — cover at entrance to Pemberton 

square — filled by a 4-iuch Cochituate water-pipe 
— capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

72. Tremont, corner of School street — iron cover — filled 

by a 4-iuch Cochituate water-pipe. 

73. Tremont, corner of Park street — iron cover in centre 



Fiee Commissioners' Report. 215 

of street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe 
— capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

74. Tremont, corner of Mason street — iron cover — cover 

in Mason street — capacity from 300 to 400 hogs- 
heads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

75. Tremont, corner of Boylston street — cover in the 

centre — filled by a 2-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

76. Tremont street, front of Winthrop School-house — 

cover on sidewalk. 

77. Tremont, corner of Hollis street — capacity from 60 

to 70 hogsheads. 

78. Tyler, corner of Oak street — cover in centre. 

79. Union, opposite North street — iron cover — cover 

between railroad tracks — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

80. Washington, corner of Milk street — coyer corner of 

Old South Church, on sidewalk — filled by a 4-inch 
Cochituate water-pipe — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads. 

81. Washington, corner of Franklin street — cover in 

Franklin street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

82. Washington street, corner Avon place — cover in 

Avon place — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

83. Washington street, opposite Boston Theatre — iron 

cover in street — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

84. Washington, opposite Common street — cover on side- 

walk — capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

85. Washington, opposite Pleasant — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 
&6, Washington, corner of Kneeland street — filled by a 
4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — iron cover. 



216 City Document. — No. 66. 

87. "Washington, corner of East Castle street — cover in 

East Castle street — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

88. Washington, corner of Florence street. 

89. Washington street, front of Old Franklin School-house 

— coyer on sidewalk — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads — filled by a 4-ineh Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

90. Washington street, opposite South May — wooden 

cover. 

91. Washington, near corner Union Park street — capacity 

from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch 
pipe. 

92. Washington, corner of Brookline street — iron cover. 

93. Washington, corner of Northampton street — filled by 

a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

94. Washington street, opposite Metropolitan place — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

95. Warrenton, corner of Eliot street — iron cover — 

capacity from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 
4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

SOUTH BOSTON. 

96. Broadway, near Dorchester avenue — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

97. A street, opposite church,, near Broadway — cover 

opposite the church — capacity from 300 to 400 
hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe, 

98. Broadway, opposite No-. 136, near B street — filled by 

a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

99. Broadway, opposite Baptist church — filled by a 

44nch Coohituate water-pipe. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 217 

100. Broadway, opposite Hawes School-house — capacity 

300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochitu- 
ate water-pipe — cover on sidewalk. 

101. Broadway, opposite the gate of No. 579 — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

102. B, corner of Fourth street — capacity from 300 to 400 

hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

103. C street, opposite Bolton— filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 

uate water-pipe. 

104. D street, near Broadway — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 

water-pipe. 

105. Broadway, opposite No. 483, near Dorchester street — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

106. E street, opposite No. 331 — filled by a 4-inch Co- 

chituate water-pipe. 

107. E, corner of Baxter street — iron cover — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate Water-pipe. 

108. Fourth, corner Dorchester avenue — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

109. Fourth, corner of E street — filled by a 4-inch Co- 

chituate water-pipe. 

110. Fourth, corner of Dorchester street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

111. Fifth, corner of Dorchester avenue — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

112. Emerson street — on sidewalk on side of church — 

filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

113. Second, near Dorchester street — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

EAST BOSTON. 

114. Cottage, near Sumner street — filled by a 4-inch Co- 

chituate water-pipe. 



218 City Document. —No. 66. 

115. Central square, near corner of Liverpool and Porter 

streets — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

116. Chelsea, nearly opposite Decatur street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — iron cover. 

117. Lexington street, opposite 54 and 56 — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

118. Liverpool, corner of Maverick street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

119. Maverick square, opposite Plummer's store — filled by 

a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe — capacity 300 to 
400 hogsheads. 

120. Meridian street, opposite the Public Library — filled by 

a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

121. Meridian street, opposite 243 aud 245 — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

122. Monmouth, near corner of Marion street — filled by a 

4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

123. Saratoga street — cover 24 feet, opposite Nos. 27 and 

29 — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

124. Sumner street, opposite 412 — filled by a 4-inch Co- 

chituate water-pipe. 

125. Trenton street, opposite No. 86 — filled by a 4-inch 

Cochituate water-pipe. 

126. Webster street, opposite No. 126 — iron cover — filled 

by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

127. Albany street, opposite No. 828 — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

128. Adams, corner of Dudley street — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

129. Cedar street, near Lambert avenue — capacity from 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 219 

200 to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochitu- 
ate water-pipe. 

130. Centre, corner of Gardner street — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

131. Dudley, corner of Kenilworth street — cover on side- 

walk — capacity from 200 to 300 hogsheads — filled 
by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

132. Dudley, near Warren street — capacity from 200 to 

300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch pipe. 

133. Dudley, corner of Greenville street — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads. 

134. Dudley, corner of Hamden street — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

135. Eliot square — cover opposite the fountain — capacity 

from 200 to 300 hogsheads. 

136. Ellis, corner of Hawthorne street — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads. , 

137. Forest street, opposite No. 36 — capacity from 200 to 

300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate Avater- 
pipe. 

138. Greenville, corner of Wiuthrop street — capacity from 

300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-iuch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

139. Hamden street, opposite Norfolk avenue — capacity 

from 300 to 400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch 
Cochituate-water-pipe. 

140. Highland, corner of Cedar street — capacity 700 hogs- 

heads. 

141. Heath street, corner of Heath place — capacity from 

600 to 700 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water- 
pipe. 

142. King street, opposite No. 15 — capacity from 200 to 

300 hogsheads. 



220 City Document. — No. 66. 

143. Mt. Pleasant aveuue, opposite No. 49 — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads. 

144. Milmont street, opposite No. 20 — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

145. Norfolk street, opposite No. 30 — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

146. Oakland, corner of Thornton street — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water- 
pipe. 

147. Parker, corner of Alleghany street — capacity from 

400 to 500 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

148. Eegent, near St. James street — cover in the square — 

capacity from 200 to 300 hogsheads. 

149. Ruggles, corner of Cabot street — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water-pipe. 

150. Ruggles street, opposite Lingham's store — capacity 

from 600 to 700 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch 
water-pipe. 

151. Smith street, opposite No. 19 — capacity from 300 to 

400 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water- 
pipe. 

152. Swett, corner of Reed street — capacity from 400 to 

500 hogsheads. 

153. Shawmut avenue, opposite Willow park — capacity 

from 600 to 700 hogsheads — filled by a spring. 

154. Shawmut avenue, corner of Bartlett street — capacity 

from 300 to 400 hogsheads. 

155. Vernon, corner of Auburn street — capacity from 200 

to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

156. Vernon, corner of Belmont street — capacity from 

800 to 900 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 221 

157. Warren, near Washington street — capacity from 400 

to 500 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water-pipe. 

158. Warren street, junction of Walnut avenue — capacity 

from 200 to 300 hogsheads. 

159. Warren, corner of Waverly street — capacity from 

400 to 500 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

160. Warren street, junction of Blue-Hill avenue — ca 

pacity from 600 to 700 hogsheads. 

161. Washington, corner of Eustis street — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads. 

162. Washington, opposite Zeigler street — capacity from 

400 to 500 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

163. Washington, junction of Linden Park — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water- 
pipe. 

164. Walnut avenue, opposite No. 92 — capacity from 400 

to 500 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochituate 
water-pipe. 

165. Winthrop street, corner of Blue-hill avenue — ca- 

pacity 700 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochitu- 
ate w T ater-pipe. 

166. Winslow, corner of Tabor street — capacity from 600 

to 700 hogsheads — filled by a spring. 

167. Yeoman, corner of Chadwick street — capacity from 

200 to 300 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch water- 
pipe. 

DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

168. Adams, corner of Hancock street — capacity between 

200 and 300 hogsheads — filled by a spring. 

169. Boston, corner of Cottage street — iron cover — 

capacity between 500 and 600 hogsheads — filled 
by a 4-inch water-pipe. 



222 City Document. — No. 66. 

170. Dorchester avenue, corner of Adams street — Field's 

corner — capacity between 500 and 600 hogsheads 
— filled by a 4-inch Cochituate water-pipe. 

171. Everett, corner of Elm street — Harrison square — 

capacity between 500 and 600 hogsheads. 

172. Meeting-House Hill, opposite Engine 17 house — 

capacity between 100 and 200 hogsheads. 

173. Narragansett, near Minot street — iron cover — capac- 

ity between 500 and 600 hogsheads — filled by a 
spring. 

174. Richmond, near Washington street — capacity between 

500 and 600 hogsheads. 

175. Sumner, corner of Stoughton street — capacity between 

500 and 600 hogsheads — filled by a 4-inch Cochit- 
uate water-pipe. 

176. Walnut street, opposite Post Office — capacity between 

500 and 600 hogsheads — filled by a spring. 

177. Washington, corner of Bowdoin street — iron cover — 

capacity between 700 and 800 hogsheads. 

178. Washington street, opposite Gleason's factory — ca 

pacity between 200 and 300 hogsheads. 

CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

179. Harvard street, filled from the church. 

180. Junction of Henley and Warren streets. 

181. Union street, between Washington and Richmond. 

182. Main street, junction of Austin and Warren. 

183. High street, head of School. 

184. Common street, south-east corner of Wintbrop square. 

185. Junction of Bartlett and Green streets. 

186. Walker street, junction of Bartlett street. 

187. Corner of Lexington and Tremont streets. 

188. Sullivan street, near Main. 

189. Russell street, near Pearl. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 223 

190. Mead street, near Crystal. 

191. Junction of Henley and Chelsea streets. 

192. Corner of Summer and Elm streets. 

193. At the neck, near Albee's store. 

194. City Square, near Bunker Hill Bank. 

195. Chestnut street, opposite No. 44. 

196. Bunker Hill street, between Linden and Walnut. 

197. Corner of Bunker Hill and Elm street. 

198. " " » Cook " 

199. " " " Decatur" 

200. Bow street, opposite Richmond. 

201. Warren street, near Monument avenue. 

202. Bunker Hill street, near gun-house. 

203. Austin street, near head of First. 

204. " " junction of Lawrence. 

205. Concord street, 150 feet from Bunker Hill street. 

206. High street, head of Pleasant street. 

207. Main street, opposite Albion court. 

208. " " junction of Mill street. 

209. " " opposite Phipps street. 

210. Corner of Bainbridge and Moulton streets. 

211. Lynde street, head of Fifth. 

212. Ferrin street, 100 feet from Bunker Hill street. 

213. Oak street, junction of Russell. 

214. Junction of Main, Bunker Hill and Medford streets. 

215. Warren avenue, between Front street and the toll- 

house. 

216. Head of Thorndike street, near Main. 



224 



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RESERVOIRS IN THE BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

239 — Brighton Centre, 250 hhds., self-supplied from pond. 

240 — Union Square, 200 hhds., supplied from Union Hall. 

241 — School-house yard, No. Brighton, 200 hhds., supplied from school-house. 

Besides the above, there are 1,191 hydrants in the city proper, 405 at South Bos- 
ton, 243 at East Boston, 648 in the Roxbury district, 453 in the Dorchester District, 
16(5 in the Charlestown district, and 14 at Deer Island, making a total of 3,120. 

The average distance of the hydrants from each other is about 250 feet. 






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