The second picture was accompanied by this caption: "FURIOUS FLAMES—Here is an early photograph of the fire, as flames race uncontrolled through the 3d floor of the structure at 330 Warren Street. It was one of the first buildings to be swept by flames, which started at 328 Warren Street. This building was leveled."
326 Liberty Home Improvement
328 Ernest Meyers Shoe Repair
330 Leo Hodowansky Restaurant ["Leo's Restaurant" can be seen painted on the window in the picture above.]
332 Veterans of Foreign Wars Home and Bar
334 Edward Goldberg Variety Store
336 Mulhern Oil Company [This building survives and at some point became the VFW Hall.]
338 Residence of the Lewis E. McNamee family [This building also survived the fire and is now painted royal blue.]
340 Charles Mahota Restaurant [This building survives and is now Swoon Kitchenbar.]
342 Rogers Hose Company [The firehouse is now American Glory.]
This picture, also from the Knickerbocker News, shows the five buildings destroyed by the fire, although the last two--332 and 334--are barely visible through the smoke.
Of the five buildings lost in the fire, only one was replaced: 330. Leo Hodowansky rebuilt his restaurant as a single story building, which later became Harold's Lounge.
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