On January 27, 1892, the Venetian Bloc, W. H. Taylor’s building on the corner of the Canal and Pacific Streets., was destroyed by fire. On February 6, 1893, there was another fire in the same building.  We cannot find anything about these two fires in the news, but we do have a thank you letter from area businessmen.

Stamford Connecticut

January 28, 1892

To the Fire Department of Stamford Connecticut,

We the undersigned — businessmen and residents in the vicinity of the late fire on Canal Street desire to express our warmest thanks to our worthy fire department for the able manner in which they handled the fire and prevented its spread to our businesses, which were greatly imperiled.


George Mitchell
Wiliam WilsonC L Wood & Co.
S.C. Ingersoll                  Dr A C Hexamen
C.F Miller                        T Alex Beckam
Arthur G Jessup             Smith & Lawrence
William McDevitt          J.D. Warren & Co.
E.E. Scofield



Location of Incident on 1893 Map


Present Day Location of the Incident