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New York City Tenement House Fire....

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February 03, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1860.

* Terrible tenement housing fire in New York City
* Instrumental is the advancement of significant building codes
Page 5 report: Terrible Calamity! Burning Of A Tenement House Great Loss Of Life Narrow Escapes Names Of The Sufferers Daring Of The Firemen. Note: The subsequent public outcry forced the legislature to pass a law requiring fire escapes on all newly constructed tenement houses. In 1862, the law required fire escapes to be retroactively installed on all existing tenements. In 1871, the requirement for fire escapes was expanded to include hotels, boarding houses, office buildings and factories.

Other news of the day includes: "Trial Of Stephens", "Salting The Streets", "Explosion In Williamsburg", "The Execution Today", and much more. Slight printing crease in the heads and the first paragraph of the fire report, a few minor edge tears, otherwise in good condition. 8 pages.

Category: Pre-Civil War