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Letter to Mayor Gaynor from the Borough of Manhattan Coroners

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Contributed by : NYC Department of Records

Object # 2057

May 6, 1911

This letter to then New York City Mayor William J. Gaynor from the Borough of Manhattan Coroners states their verdict on the fire that : “…such a sacrifice should not be allowed to pass with the mere punishment of the men responsible. It will double the awfulness of the disaster if no less is learned from the 146 lives sacrificed to business greed; the inefficacy of the building laws or the inefficiency of the enforcement of those laws.”

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