One of the Worst Fires in NYC History Happened on This Day in 1835

On this day in 1835, the Great Fire of New York tore through Lower Manhattan, destroying between 530 and 700 buildings over 16-hours. The losses were estimated at $20 million dollars, which, in today’s value would be hundreds of millions. Unfortunately, many companies and homeowners who lost buildings in the fire could not collect insurance money due to the insurers also having their buildings burned down.

via NY1

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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