1874-12-18: Meadow Street Barn Fire

Below is an article from the December 18, 1874 Stamford Advocate that tells the story of a barn fire on Meadow Street.  Fire Apparatus from the Atlantic Hose Company needed to be hauled from the center of town to Meadow Street...twice, to roughly the area where U-Haul now stands.  There [...]

By |2021-05-03T19:28:14+00:00November 27, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1870-1879|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 1874-12-18: Meadow Street Barn Fire

1878-12-7: Chief Skelding’s Recommendation For A Steamer Voted Down

A man before his time in Stamford.  Yes.. the big fire did happen several years later, and it changed everything, albeit a little late. CHIEF SKELDING, of Stamford, Conn., has been having a lively scrimmage with the authorities of that town relative to the purchase of a Steam Fire Engine. [...]

By |2021-06-22T01:09:46+00:00June 22, 2021|Categories: 1800's, 1870-1879, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1878-12-7: Chief Skelding’s Recommendation For A Steamer Voted Down
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