Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Fire At Goodnow's - Part II
Three alarms were called to a fire at the bake shop, stable and tenement house of J.W. Goodnow on Centre street in Jamaica Plain. The fire began in a stable in the back of the building before 1:00 a.m., and spread rapidly to the front of the building. The three alarms brought nine engines, two ladders and one chemical engine.
The firemen fought back the flames, but not before significant damage was done. Three families were taken out from the apartments above the store front, including a young man with a previously broken leg who was carried to safety by a policeman.
Most damage was due to water and smoke, with Mr Goodnow losing six horses to the smoke, and 14 wagons and carriages destroyed. Carpenter Andrew F. Gori lost one horse, a wagon and his stock. The stable owned by Henry W. Beckwith was seriously damaged as well.
Source: Boston Daily Globe August 11, 1899