PATERSON’S GREAT FIRE-Sunday, February 9, 1902

 

Article from “The Press,” Friday, February 21, 1902

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GETTING DOWN TO FIGURES

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Estimated Losses of Building Owners and Tradesmen

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BUSY TIMES FOR ADJUSTERS

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Foots up $2,689,550 Without Dwelling and Offices

There was a large influx of fire underwriters and representatives of companies again this morning by early trains, and the work of settling losses is being vigorously pushed. The companies have 60 days in which to pay losses if they choose, but none is taking advantage of this clause, and the different companies seem to be vying with one another in settling.

THE PRESS gives below a tabulated list of the commercial interest of this city that were burned out, with an estimate of the loss sustained by each business house. This does not include professional men, office tenants, or residences. The list is the first that has been prepared, and it is believed that it includes pretty nearly all the firms that were burned out:

Abensethe, T.H.H. Saloon

2,000

Allen & Dunning Tobacco

20,000

Anderson Thomas Teas and Coffees

2,000

Bamber, Isaac Monuments

5,000

Bamber, Isaiah L. Marble Works

4,000

Barlow, Edward Saloon

800

Barned’s Joseph & Sons Painters

500

Beck, Wm. H. Jeweler

1,500

Bemak, William Mens Furnishings

1,000

Bishop & Irwin Dry Goods

10,000

Bohn, David Dry Goods

50,000

Brandt, Charles Confectioner

500

Brett, J.T. Saloon

3,000

Brinkerhoff (The) Co. Painters

7,000

Brohall & Muller Shoes

3,000

Brooks, F.E. Monuments

100

Brown & Co. Manufacturers Waists

1,000

Burk, C.E. & Bro. Meats

500

Burroughs, Henry B. Varieties

3,000

Buttel, Charles Boarding Stable

300

Cannon, Mary B. Jeweler

2,000

Carew, J.B. Millinery

2,000

Cassidy & Ward 5 and 10 cts goods

1,000

Cogan & Tuohey Saloon

1,500

Cohn, Marcus Clothing

35,000

Crew, Alfred Silk Finisher & Dyer

20,000

Day, J.A. Mantel & C

1,000

Day, F.J. & Co. M’nf’s Ribbons

3,000

Days, Joseph Sons Ribbons

500

Dechert, J. Co. Jewelers

700

Dempsey, W.G.  Stationer

10,000

Dempsey Bros Printers

10,000

Diamond, Eli Taylor

500

Draeger, Reunbolt Hair Goods, etc

2,000

Dunn, Peter A. Stationery, etc

2,000

Dwyer, John Restaurant

1,000

Elliot, G.M. Jeweler

8,000

Evans, Richard Saloon

3,000

Fabian, Jacob Cloaks & c

8,000

Ferguson, J.W. Contractor

1,000

First National Bank  

150,000

Flynn, Thomas Saloon

4,000

Forkes, Sam M’f’r. Cloaks

1,000

Freeman, H.H.  Broker, Etc., Hotel

20,000

Fuld Bros. & Co. Books and Shoes

10,000

Garrison’s R.B. Sons Painters & C

5,000

Gray, William B. Mens Furnisher

20,000

Green, Thomas Installment Goods

6,000

Greenhaigh, Charles Painters

300

Greenwood, J.K. & Co. Tailors

5,000

Grotecloss, William G. Photograph

2,000

Guardian Printing & Pub Co  

500

Hadley, F.W. Fish & C.

250

Hall, William  

500

Hammond, John Fancy Dry Goods

15,000

Harford, C.M.  Saloon

1,500

Harrison Furniture Co.  

6,000

Hartog, Max Hotel

1,000

Hendrickson, James L. Millinery

3,000

Herrick, Charlton Optician

1,000

Hewlett & Sachs Optician

6,000

Hindle, C.D. Undertaker

6,000

Hamilton Trust Co.  

2,000

Howard, George Picture Frames

5,000

Huck, Joseph Dryer & Cleaner

800

Inglis, James Jr. Stationery

110,000

Johnson, L. (Mrs. J.J.) Baker

800

Jordan, J.T. Pianos

1,000

Kane, William Saloon

1,000

Keller, Ed. M.  

500

Kemp, J.M. Photographer

3,000

Kent, Benj. Drugs

20,000

Kinsella, Charles P. Drugs

100,000

Kinsella, W.H. Drugs

6,000

Laber & Stoltz Reed and Harness

30,000

Ludwig, John H. Varieties

4,000

Lange, August Saloon

2,000

Lankering, A. Cigar Co. Manufacturers

10,000

Lippin, James Teas and Coffees

1,500

McAteer, D. Estate Liquors

9,000

McCully, Francis K. Banker

1,500

McKiernan Drill Co. Manufacturers

500

McLaughlin, George B. Tailors

3,000

Mackintosh, M.A. Drugs

30,000

Marshall & Ball Clothiers

75,000

Mason, G.C. & Son Grocers

20,000

Melcoman, D.J. Photographer

500.

Meredith, Samuel Silk Throwster

4,000

Meyer, John J.  Saloon

3,000

Meyer Bros. Department Store

400,000

Michaelson, Louis Clothing, etc.

20,000

Miller, James Confectioner

10,000

Mills, H.W. & Co.  Hardware

50,000

Moore, Thomas Jeweler

2,000

Morehead, R.B & Sons Furniture

30,000

Mullins, John & Sons Furniture

30,000

Munzer H & Sons Wines, Liquors

40,000

Muzzy Bros Hardware

100,00

News Printing Co. Pub

50,000

Norwood, John Co. Paints and Wallpaper

20,000

Norwood & Co. Painters Supplies

5,000

Oberg, Isaac P. Grocer

7,000

Passaic Water Co.  

2,000

Paterson Brewing & Malting Co. (Offices)  

5,000

Paterson Chronicle Co Newspaper

10,000

Paterson National Bank  

110,000

Paterson & Passaic G&E  

100,000

Pendlebury, John Furniture

1,000

Pfafflein, J.G. Meats

500

Post, J.C. Gas Fixtures

500

Pucci, Joseph Tailor

500

Quackenbush & Co Dept. Store

350,000

Rogers, A.J. Co. Plumbers

10,000

Rogowski, M.L. Millinery

40,000

Roth & Co. Meats

3,000

Rumler Bros. News & C

1,000

Sachs, Margaret Millinery

1,500

Salisbury, Jacobsen & Co. Hats

1,500

Salzberg, Hyman Jeweler

2,000

Scheuer, S. & Co. Meats

150,000

Schoonmaker & Post Paints

6,000

Second National Bank  

6,000

Shields, P.H. & W.G Grocers

2,000

Smith, Wm. A. Card Cutter

2,000

Sonneborn Co. Dept Store

20,000

Stanton, A.L. Saloon

1,000

Schrepfer, Leonard Grocery

40,000

Sternberg, L. & Co. Dry Goods

500

Stinson, G.A.B. Crockery

1,000

Sykes, Samuel Drugs

10,000

Tattersall & Co. Plumbers

6,000

Tint, Albert Fancy Goods

18,000

Van Dyk, James Teas

2,000

Van Voorhees, Albert Hotel

10,000

Van Winkle, J.A. Co. Hardware

12,000

Van Winkle, W.T. Tobacco

700

Valtz, A. & Vineis Grocers

3,000

Vaughn, C.B. Bicycles

2,000

Wadsworth, Edwin Painter

500

Welch, Ferdinand Baker

1,000

Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co., Sewing Machines

1,000

White & O’Hara Leather

20,000

Wieck, Ferdinand Baker

700

Williamson, Joseph Stationer

10,000

Wolff, D.H. & Co. Mfg. Col

1,000

Wortendyke, D.H. & Co. Grocers

12,000

Woolworth, F.W. & Co. 5 & 10 cts

25,000

Yates, Henry V. Tailor

2,000

Young, Wm. H. Saloon

2,500

Zendier, Charles  Confectioner

2,000

     
Total  

2,689,550

P. L. HOADLEY, vice president of the American Insurance Company, assisted by Frederick HOADLEY, and James W. SHIRLEY, special agents, have been in Paterson since Monday at the office of Henry J. GARRISON, settling up losses, and up to today, Mr. Hoadley has paid out drafts for upwards of $50,000, without discount for prompt cash payment. All that is troubling him is the slowness with which policy holders are coming in for their losses settlements….(illegible text)…policy holders have been paid their…(illegible text)…as follows:

Estate of Thomas ADAMS Cor. Of Market and 5 and 7 Vine Street

7,500

Alpheus S. ALLEN Brick building, 135 Market Street and rents

2,750

Isaac BANBER 34 Park Avenue, building

1,750

Mrs. Dr. CADMUS estate 83 Park Avenue, dwelling

4,500

Edward CUNDELL 85 Park Avenue, furniture

1,000

John CUNNINGHAM 480 Market Street, house

700

William DEMAREST Estate, 70 Park Avenue

3,000

Isaac FIDLER 83 Park Avenue, house and furniture

4,000

Reuben FIDLER 13 Beech Street, furniture

500

R.B. GARRISON Frame flat house, 76-78 Park Avenue

9,500

Rosa GATCHER 319 Market Street, house

3,000

William B. GRAY Store contents, 234 Main Street

10,000

Samuel GREENWOOD Frame building, 9 to 19 Vine Street

8,500

John HENNESSEY 42 Park Avenue

7,500

Benjamin HILTON 72-74 Park Avenue

750

Charles MARTIN 342 Market Street, furniture

750

Mrs. Ann ROONEY Brick flat, 73 Park Avenue

8,000

SCHOONMAKER & POST Van Houten Street, Stable

126

Elizabeth SEYMOUR 73 Park Avenue, dwelling

2,500

Robert STUART 120 Park Avenue

35

Dr. W.S. WILLARD Kinne building

1,500

Andrew VREELAND 13 Clark Street, removal loss

67

The insurance of the First National Bank $65,000, was paid yesterday. The banking property was valued at $140,000, so that the bank sustains a considerable loss. This was the first big claim settled. The loss of Samuel MEREDITH on his silk mill in Olive Street was also settled; he had $4,000 on his stock, $5,200 on his machinery and building, and $300 on his Dynamo. He was paid $4,700 on stock, machinery and building, and $200 on his motor. Considerable of the stock was got out.

Dr. Walter B. JOHNSON, who owned the brown stone building adjoining the public library on Market Street, was insured for $7,500, which will not cover his loss.

Dr. William Herbert LOWE had $10,000 insurance on his veterinary hospital and contents, but will be about $5,000 “shy” of his loss.

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