Hartford, CT Merriman Block Fire, Jan 1877

LARGE FIRE AT HARTFORD.

MERRIMAN'S BLOCK IN FORD STREET TOTALLY DESTROYED-LOSS OVER $200,000.

Merriman's block on Ford street, Hartford, Conn., in which were located the Plimpton Manufacturing Company, Seidler & May, furniture manufacturers, and George D. Bartlett, clothier, were totally burned yesterday morning between 5 and 7 o'clock. The total loss is $200,000, and the insurance $144,250. The loss of the Plimpton Company was $120,000, and the insurance $70,000, in a large number of companies in policies of $5,000 and $2,500. Seidler & May's loss is $30,000, and insurance $24,250, in 12 companies, including the Atlantic, of New-York, $2,000; the Liverpool, London and Globe, $2,000; Lancashire, $2,250; Merchants' of New York, $3,000; Home, of Newark, $2,500; Ætna, of Hartford, $2, 500. The loss on the block, which is owned by J. Merriman, is $45,000 and the insurance $30,000, including the Imperial and Northern $10,,000 each; the Phoenix, of Hartford, $3,000; Howard, of New-York, $2,500; North America of Philadelphia, $5,000; Franklin, of Philadelphia, $2,500; German-American, of New-York, $2,500. George D. Bartlett's loss is $30,000, and insurance $5,000 each in the Royal, of Liverpool, Connecticut, Hartford, and National, of Hartford, and Continental, of New-York.

The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jan 1877