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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