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Mayor William J. Gaynor’s letters about the Triangle fire

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Letter from Mayor Gaynor to Mr. Underwood

Contributed by : NYC Department of Records

Object # 2038

These are letters from then New York City Mayor William J. Gaynor to Dr. Edward F. Crofutt, Mr. Underwood, and Mr. Wright. He writes that “you may be no more safe in a fireproof building…” and notes that : “Each borough has a separate building department. I am proposing in the new charter to have a city building department to supersede these five separate building departments.”

  • Read the letter to Dr. Crofutt.
  • Read the letter to Mr. Underwood.
  • Read the letter to Mr. Wright.
  • Courtesy of : NYC DoR, All rights reserved.

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