The Windsor Hotel Fire of St. Patrick’s Day 1899

“The Most Comfortable and Homelike Hotel in New York”

The elegant Windsor Hotel took up an entire city block of Upper Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets.

St. Patrick’s Day Fire

Inquest and Aftermath


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Hope C. Tarr

Hope C. Tarr

Author of 25 novels and 4 screenplays. Tarr’s stories have appeared in THE IRISH TIMES, BALTIMORE MAGAZINE and more. Ph.D. from Catholic U.