Hudson, MA Piano Factory Fire, July 1874

Building Before the Fire


A fire in Hudson, Mass., Saturday, destroyed the piano forte manufactory of KOELER & SHAW. The loss is $50,000, insurance $23,000. MR. GEORGE A. CATTING'S house and stable were also burned; loss, $5,000, insurance, $2,500. The business portion of the village was seriously threatened, but the prompt arrival of engines from Marlboro greatly aided in stopping the conflagration. KOELER & SHAW did a large business, and employed 100 hands.

New York Times New York 1874-07-06