Feb. 21, 1957: “Powerful streams are concentrated on the fire in structure between Broome and Spring Streets,” read the published caption on a photo of a Manhattan fire. The five-story brick building “contained large quantities of baled textile remnants.” Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
A Holyoke firefighter clings to a child pulled from a burning building - photo by James Sears
Former firehouse of Engine Company 42 at 228.W. Illinois Street. In use from March 31, 1888 to November 1, 1968
Ruins of Equitable Life Assurance Society building in New York City, Jan 11, 1912, by Irving Underhill. The building, originally at Broadway & Cedar St. in NYC burned, leaving nothing but the facade, covered in ice from the firetrucks.