Three men were killed and two others were injured when fire swept the Graystone Hotel at 346 Court St. in the early morning hours of January 17, 1947.

The dead were identified as William Mullen, 65, Eugene E. Godfrey, 63, and Samuel Poole, 65. Two others, Joseph Kling, 74 and Clarence Kendrew, 22 were injured. Twenty-two other guests escaped the blaze, which was believed to have started on the third floor of the landmark hotel, known for many years as the City Hotel. City firefighters rescued three residents from the third floor of the building, including Thomas Coleman, 40, who clung to the third floor ledge outside his closed window. Firemen were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the neighboring Crowner Hotel, 324 Court St.

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