New York, NY Sweat Shop Fire, Sept 1893


Seven Story Brick Burned and Several "Sweat" Shops Gutted.

NEW YORK, Sept. 7.----Fire started this morning at No. 47 Pike street and after it had eaten up the handsome seven story brick block, Nos., 47, 49 and 51 and part of adjoining blocks, it was under control. The blaze was in the heart of densely populated tenement district. Two of the human bee hives were among the buildings partly destroyed. No one lived in the seven-story building, in which the fire started, but it contained about twenty-five "sweat" shops on the upper floor and as many as 1,500 people were employed in it in the busy season. The building was the property of Morris Levy and his loss will exceed $70,000. Other losses will swell the total to fully $150,000. Among the sweat firms burned out were Fish, King & Rosenburg, M. Worsholofski, Benjamin Levy, J. Goldman and Schwartz and Morris Sohn.

Sioux Valley News, Correctionville, IA 14 Sept 1893