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Title [Fire-damaged house at Midland Beach]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1924
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print, found loose with photograph album X17.0003; the album contains photographs of Midland Beach, Staten Island, and is associated with Henry Johnk. Front view of fire-damaged bungalow with most of its roof missing. A partly burned tree trunk or utility pole is in front of the house at right. Another house is partly visible at far left.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.125 x 5.125
Ownership and History The Midland Beach resort suffered a devastating fire on September 26, 1924. An article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that within hours, the massive blaze had "reduced the resort to a heap of smouldering ruins." The fire also affected a nearby bungalow colony; the article noted that residents formed a bucket brigade, "dousing the roofs of the bungalows with water to protect them from the burning embers."
Earliest Date 1924
Latest Date 1924
Subjects Fire
Houses
Bungalows
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number X17.0003.19
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.