Perry Knitting Co. Walkway--1978 Fire

Walkway 1978.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Perry Knitting Co. Walkway--1978 Fire

Description

A decade after the PKC had gone out of business, the challenge of how to deal with its former property and buildings was vexing. At least a few of them were rented by tenants, but in other cases they presented imminent hazards--an iconic smokestack was taken down in 1973--and two fires of suspicious origins burned down several buildings. (The one shown here proved to be a case of arson in order to collect insurance money.)

From the reverse side of the photograph: "Corner of Hope & Water. The main office building of the P.K., vacated by J.N. White Designs on June 1, 1977. After fire of Jan. 27, 1978. Herald Feb. 3, 1978."

Publisher

Perry, NY Public Library

Date

1978

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Henry Page Historical Documents

Format

jpeg, 1.4 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 5 in.

Geolocation