FIRE.—The alarm of fire on Monday P M was occasioned by the firing, by some incendiary, of an ice house, owned by W. B. Cory, on River street, opposite the residence of Mr. Shubael G. Lansing.—Loss small.
Lansingburgh Democrat. March 3, 1853: 2 col 4.
☞ LANSINGBURGH.—[…] Lansing’s ice house is filled with stock of a very superior quality.
Troy Daily Times. February 20, 1858: 3.
☞ THE LARGE BUILDING, now in course of erection up the river bank between Troy and Lansingburgh, which attracts some attention from horse car passengers, and is supposed to be intended either as a capitol for Batestown or a cage for Jeff. Davis when captured, is nothing more or less than a mammoth ice house, which Messrs. Alexanders are putting up.
Troy Daily Times. June 17, 1864: 3 col 5.
☞ THOSE ICE HOUSES, on the Lansingburgh road, just North of the old toll gate site, are conspicuous objects to horse car passengers and travelers in general. They have risen like gold during the past three months—but their condition is more stationary than the precious metal. They will contain more ice than all the remaining houses in Troy and Lansingburgh, and only await a visit from Jack Frost to commence operations. The four houses, which are united under one series of roofs, are 102 by 80 feet, and twenty-six feet high—with the walls filled in to a thickness of nine inches with tan bark. In their construction about 37,500 feet of lumber were used, brought direct from Lake Champlain. They are very nearly completed, and will hold very nearly seven thousand tons of the chilly raw material. Early and late, since the corner stone of their foundations was laid, the constructor, architect, owner of the soil, and manager, Nelson Adams, has been on the ground. The success or failure—which ever may come—will rest on him. To all appearances he has performed his work well and reared a “monumental pile” of a profitable character. The proximity of the houses to the river will enable them to be filled readily and cheaply; and their construction bids fair to preserve the blocks of ice in good shape. Mr. Adams, in company with Mr. Alexander, will engage in the wholesale business on an extensive scale.
Troy Daily Times. September 24, 1864: 3 col 3.
☞ THAT NEW ICE HOUSE.—The erection of the ice house on the Lansingburgh road is rapidly progressing. It is intended to have the building ready for use this winter.
Troy Daily Whig. September 8, 1870: col 2.
FOR SALE CHEAP—Very desirable residence, two story brick, freestone trimmed, containing nine rooms, eleven closets, with modern conveniences, barn and ice house, with about one acre of land, all first class, on easy terms, for a few days. Price $9,000. Situation the finest in Lansingburgh. Satisfactory reason given for selling. H. B. MILLARD.
d9 2taw4wna 32 and 34 Federal st., Troy.
Troy Daily Times. December 21, 1872: 3 col 5.
FOR SALE—Lot 86×90 feet on the west side of State st., Lansingburgh, near the Troy line, with ice house and ice.
“Real Estate.” Troy Daily Times. May 14, 1885: 1 col 8.
Considerable excitement was caused in the fourth ward, Lansingburgh, this morning by O. Boutwell & Son of Troy attempting to eject Lawrence Shaughnessy from the ice-houses at the junction of Second and Third avenues, which have been occupied by Shaughnessy for some years. Shaughnessy alleges that his lease of the property will not expire for a year, while on the other side it is maintained that the lease expired last December, and the property has been leased to other parties. An attempt was made by the Boutwell party to enter the ice-houses, but they were prevented by Shaughnessy’s men. The Lansingburgh police were called to prevent an outbreak, and after a war of words the Boutwell forces withdrew from the field, and will take legal means to dispossess Shaughnessy.
Troy Daily Times. February 5, 1889: 3 col 5.
—John C. McNamara is erecting a large icehouse in North Lansingburgh, George Hunt of Ida hill has the contract.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. February 19, 1896: col 2.
The burning of eight large ice houses in Lansingburgh, opposite Cohoes Saturday evening was plainly seen in Cohoes, and by many was thought to be on Cohoes Island. The blue line cars were stopped for two hours.
“Cohoes News Gleanings.” Albany Morning Express. December 20, 1897: 3 col 2.
Mealy, Stephen A. 1 acre of land, barns, ice house and lots 21-25 and 2 frame houses, w s River St.
“County Tax Sale.” Troy Times. September 4, 1912: 10 col 2.
Estimated Damage of Early Morning Fire.
Flames Leaped Across Street And Ate Other Property—Firemen Summoned By Autoist and by Telephone.
(From The Troy Times, Jan. 16.)
The Lansingburgh district of this city was the scene of one of the most disastrous fires in its history this morning. Its origin was in the north end of the mammoth icehouse of The Shaughnessy Ice and Coal Company on Second Avenue, and resulted in the total destruction of the icehouse, property across the street known generally as “Flat-iron Row” and property on Third Avenue, damaged on account of the west wind that swept from the river. The total loss is estimated at $100,000.
Here is a list of the sufferers and their losses:
Shaughnessy Ice and Coal Company, loss $70,000 through fire and stoppage of business; insurance, $50,500.
James Lee, owner of property known as Flat-iron row, loss $20,000; partly insured.
George Cruikshank, loss $500; insured.
Daniel Haley, loss $1,200; no insurance.
W. B. Hall, grocer, loss $1,500; partly insured.
Miss Ida Mackey, loss $500; partly insured.
C. E. Millington, loss $200; insured.
Mrs. E. L. Demers, loss estimated at $8,000; partly insured.
L. D. Hunt, loss $500; insured.
W. L. Gardner, loss $400; insured.
Scott Brothers, loss $1,200; insured.
W. I. Brakes, loss $600; no insurance.
John Graham, paintshop, loss $400; insured.
Anton Brenner, shoemaker, loss $300; insured; also house loss of $1,000; insured.
Fred Travers, loss $200; insured.
F. W. Esmond, loss $100; insured.
R. M. Fletcher, loss $200; insured.
Troy Times. January 16, 1914: 5 cols 2-4.
—The chemical apparatus responded to a still alarm of fire early this afternoon at Mealy’s ice house on the river bank near First Street, Lansingburgh, which was burned Sunday night. The damage was nominal.
Troy Times. February 7, 1920: 8 col 6.
All dealers in the city report a record harvest, as the result of the recent cold spell, virtually every dealer having finished the work of filling local houses. J. R. Williams & Son will finish cutting on Burden’s Pond, at the head of Mill Street, but will continue for a few days longer to take car of the farmer trade. B. Cooper Ice Company has filled its house at Bond Street [Batestown], and to-day was cutting sixteen-inch ice on Smart’s Pond for storage in the Campbell Highway house. To-morrow the company will start cutting at Sycaway and Albia. The Shaughnessy Ice Company has finished cutting for its house in Lansingburgh, and will start cutting to-morrow at Crescent and Schodack Landing. In both places a total of 70,000 tons will be harvested. In the Lansingburgh house the company has stored 18,000 tons, ranging in thickness from thirteen to fourteen inches. The heaviest ice so far reported is being taken from Smart’s Pond, sixteen inches.
“The Coldest Day.” Troy Times. January 24, 1922: 5 col 3.
Police moved to halt depredations to the property of the Shaughnessy Ice Co., on the river bank between Bond Street and Glen Avenue, with the arrest of two Albany men yesterday afternoon on charges of petty larceny.
The men arrested, James McIntyre, 18 years old, of Ontario Street, that city, and John Paeglow, 20, of Lake Avenue, Albany, are charged with having taken junk from the old ice house, and are alleged to have been loading the junk into an automobile when apprehended. Thomas Shaughnessy of 1 Bond Street was the complaint in the case.
In Police Court this morning the men were discharged after Judge Byron warned that future occurrences would be punished. The arrest was made by Patrolman William Mons of the Central Station.
Troy Times. April 27, 1934: 5 col 3.
Certificates were also filed noting the dissolution of B. Cooper Ice & Coal Co. and the Shaughnessy Ice Co.
“Business Certificates.” Troy Times. November 1, 1934: 9 col 1.