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23rd Street Fire: October 17, 1966


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Limited edition book commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 23rd Street Fire. Prior to September 11th, the 23rd Street fire on October 17, 1966 was the single worst loss of New York City Firefighters in the line of duty. The ground floor of the Wonder Drug Store at the corner of 23rd Street and Broadway collapsed during a five-alarm fire that originated in a storage area, which was concealed by a four-inch thick cinder-block wall illegally constructed by the building’s previous owner.

80 page softcover book is perfectly bound and includes the following sections:

  • Columns by Fire Commissioner and Chief of Department
  • Historical Summary
  • Maps and Diagrams
  • Fireground Photographs
  • Rare and never before seen photos
  • Interview on the fire’s legacy and lasting impact