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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Gokey Fire”

 
 
"Gokey Fire" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. "Gokey Fire" Marker
Inscription.
"Gokey Fire"
A fire here in March 1910, fought by
volunteers, took the lives of two firemen and
destroyed the Gokey Shoe Company, the
Gokey Building and the Sherman House
across Third Street. It led to a paid City fire
Department.

 
Location. 42° 5.78′ N, 79° 14.53′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cherry Street, on the left when traveling east on West 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 West 3rd Street, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert H. Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); "Keyes' Carpenter Shop" (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Fire of 1861 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Keyes' Carpenter Shop (about 300 feet away); James Prendergast (about 300 feet away); First Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
"Gokey Fire" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. "Gokey Fire" Marker
Marker is pictured to the right of the red flowers. It is fixed to the building, very close to the surface of the sidewalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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