Schuyler Co., NY
Montour Falls, NY (was Havana, NY)
Intersectioin of Broadway, Clinton & Catharine Sts.
"Dr.Pope's Sanitarium Burned.
About two o'clock Sunday morning last fire broke out in the Bath House attached to Mrs. Dr. Pope's Sanitarium on Clinton street, in this place [Havana /Montour Falls, NY]. When first discovered the fire was in the southwest corner of the building, and so rapidly did the flames spread that in an hour the whole property was in ashes. The Sanitarium building proper was four stories high, and the bath house attached three stories. It was erected some eight years ago by Messrs. Hollett, Lybolt and Beebe, and in 1876 was purchased by Mrs. Pope, since which time it has been successfully conducted and at the time of the fire had twelve to fifteen patients. The origin of the fire is unknown. There had been no fire in the building where it started in several weeks. Most of the furniture in the first and second stories was gotten out, but much of the winter clothing of the household and many valuable articles in the third and fourth stories were burned. The loss of this property is a serious one to Mrs. Pope, as it is also to the village of Havana. The buildings were valued at about $12,000, and upon which there was an insurance of $6,000. Through the greatest exertions the dwelling of Mr. L. B. Crandall on the south, and that of Mr. J. B. Welch on the north, were saved, though many times on fire. Other houses and barns on the street caught fire several times, and it was only by keeping the roofs constantly wet that any of them escaped."