Dictionary of Sydney

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Great fire in the city, October 1890

Disastrous fire that broke out at the printers Gibbs, Shallard & Co's premises in Hosking Place on the northern side of Moore Street on the morning of 2 October 1890. The surrounding city block, almost an hectare, was also destroyed, including a large number of warehouses and office buildings. With the destruction of so many buildings, the opportunity was taken to widen Moore Street, the first step to creating Martin Place.

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Oct 1890
Date of event
02 Oct 1890
Moore Street Fire
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