Providence, RI Dorrence Street Dock Fire, Jun 1870

Destructive Fire in Providence---Loss $100,000.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., June 28.---A fire broke out about 3 o'clock this morning, on Dorrance-street dock, and destroyed the coal elevator, sheds, and considerable of the stock of TUCKER, SWAN & Co., O. W. & E. A. HOPKINS, and property of the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company, and damaged the adjoining property. The loss is estimated at from $75,000 to $100,000. TUCKER, SWAN & Co. are insured for $29,200, and HOPKINS for $10,000. KNIGHT, CUTTER & Co. lost 2,000 bushels of corn, which was not insured. The firemen were at work at noon on the burning coal. The fire was probably the work of design. Another incendiary fire occurred at the same time near by, causing a loss of $3,000 to DAVID LESTER'S coffee and spice mills, and $5,000 to E. T. ADAMS & Co.'s paper-box factory.

The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jun 1870