At 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1939, a three-alarm fire of undetermined origin was discovered by an employee of the Grassy Point Hotel. Although firemen from Rockaway Beach were summoned, a stiff wind had fanned the flames in the two-and-half story structure and badly damaged the building. The total cost of damage was $25,000.
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