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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Lee Kohns Residence
The Lee Kohns residence in Great Neck. Kohns was the president of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation. The house suffered a devastating fire in early June 1921 when a workman's acetylene torch exploded in his hand while he was on the roof. The closest hydrant was almost a quarter mile away and a strong wind blowing off the Sound helped quickly engulf the house in flames. The Kohns residence burned to the foundations, click HERE to read the NYTimes article on the fire.