Vintage Photograph Shows Aftermath of Financial District's Equitable Life Assurance Fire, January 12th, 1912

Cedar Street and Broadway. Fire at old Equitable Building Guaranty Trust Company Building, melting ice with steam. 1/12/1912
Cedar Street and Broadway. Fire at old Equitable Building Guaranty Trust Company Building, melting ice with steam. 1/12/1912
Photo: MCNY

This unbelievable vintage photograph from the Museum of the City of New York's digital collection shows the aftermath of the Equitable Life Assurance Fire which tore through the Financial District building at 120 Broadway on January 9th, 1912. In this capture, taken on January 12th, you can see the New York Fire Department using steam to melt away the ice adhered to the building after the fire fighting efforts.

Equitable Life Building

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