CONFLAGRATION

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Event
Location
101 Glasgow Street (Heritage Park), Clyde, NY
Lat/Long
43.083906, -76.869716
Grant Recipient
Village of Clyde (Building Department)
Historic Marker

CONFLAGRATION

Inscription

CONFLAGRATION
ON APRIL 8, 1847 A FIRE
THAT BEGAN IN AN OLD BARN
DESTROYED SEVERAL BUILDINGS
ACROSS FROM THIS SITE. RAIN
HELPED CONTAIN FLAMES.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

In the evening hours of April 8, 1847, a massive inferno erupted from a barn located in the commercial district of Clyde, New York.  The alarm was raised and the community quickly moved to action, working together to put the fire out.  A combination of high winds and the close proximity of neighboring buildings allowed the flames to spread, destroying everything in its path.  Fortunately with the help of a little rain, the blaze was subdued.  Nearly everything was lost between the corner of Glasgow and Columbia Streets. While the damage done to the buildings was severe and costly, no one was killed or seriously injured.