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1904.
Feb. 26. Friday. This volume opens with one of the most eventful days Rochester ever had. The Big Fire! It was bright and sunny and still and beautiful and almost eight o'clock before we noticed the column of smoke in the north east drifting over us and found out it had been burning since before five o'clock. Fahy's (Rochester Dry goods co.) Beadle & Sherburne's and Sibleys! Sibley's whole - sale house and stables - and some little houses on Division and Mortimer Sts. and finally the Granite Building! When I came in sight of that - on the bridge - I saw the little flames licking out of the Vacuum Oil office windows and Dr. Scranton's below - the 12th and 11th stories! and realized - a little - what it would mean! It was horrible, the feeling - and after my excitement with the Portland fire last night! I had to get to the office by the alleys. I found the Beadle Bldg. no more - even the walls had fallen! The hight part of Fahy's still stood but floor & pieces of walls were crashing down and iron beams - the little stores this side were a mass of icicles, but behind were volumes of smoke and flame and they had sent to Buffalo and to Syracuse for firemen and it made me almost ill - so that I didn't stay to watch it but went up to the almost empty office and

1904.
Feb. 26. Friday. This volume opens with one of the most eventful days Rochester ever had. The Big Fire! It was bright and sunny and still and beautiful and almost eight o'clock before we noticed the column of smoke in the north east drifting over us and found out it had been burning since before five o'clock. Fahy's (Rochester Dry goods co.) Beadle & Sherburne's and Sibleys! Sibley's whole - sale house and stables - and some little houses on Division and Mortimer Sts. and finally the Granite Building! When I came in sight of that - on the bridge - I saw the little flames licking out of the Vacuum Oil office windows and Dr. Scranton's below - the 12th and 11th stories! and realized - a little - what it would mean! It was horrible, the feeling - and after my excitement with the Portland fire last night! I had to get to the office by the alleys. I found the Beadle Bldg. no more - even the walls had fallen! The hight part of Fahy's still stood but floor & pieces of walls were crashing down and iron beams - the little stores this side were a mass of icicles, but behind were volumes of smoke and flame and they had sent to Buffalo and to Syracuse for firemen and it made me almost ill - so that I didn't stay to watch it but went up to the almost empty office and

1904.
Feb. 26. Friday. This volume opens with one of the most eventful days Rochester ever had. The Big Fire! It was bright and sunny and still and beautiful and almost eight o'clock before we noticed the column of smoke in the north east drifting over us and found out it had been burning since before five o'clock. Fahy's (Rochester Dry goods co.) Beadle & Sherburne's and Sibleys! Sibley's whole - sale house and stables - and some little houses on Division and Mortimer Sts. and finally the Granite Building! When I came in sight of that - on the bridge - I saw the little flames licking out of the Vacuum Oil office windows and Dr. Scranton's below - the 12th and 11th stories! and realized - a little - what it would mean! It was horrible, the feeling - and after my excitement with the Portland fire last night! I had to get to the office by the alleys. I found the Beadle Bldg. no more - even the walls had fallen! The hight part of Fahy's still stood but floor & pieces of walls were crashing down and iron beams - the little stores this side were a mass of icicles, but behind were volumes of smoke and flame and they had sent to Buffalo and to Syracuse for firemen and it made me almost ill - so that I didn't stay to watch it but went up to the almost empty office and
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