1887: Picture of the Luther Street Fire Station and the Men of the SFD

On December 2, 2014, Deputy Chief Tim Conroy (now retired) presented me with a very old photograph of the Luther Street Fire Station and members of the SFD. As I remember it, he told me he found it in one of the closets at the Central Fire Station (Fire HQ). [...]

By |2021-05-20T23:59:43+00:00December 3, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1880-1889, featured, Historical Collection, Timeline|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 1887: Picture of the Luther Street Fire Station and the Men of the SFD

1892-01-27: The Venetian Bloc Is Destroyed By Fire

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 [...]

By |2021-05-03T19:27:46+00:00December 3, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1890-1899|Comments Off on 1892-01-27: The Venetian Bloc Is Destroyed By Fire

1892: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1892 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 28, 1892.

By |2021-05-03T19:26:43+00:00December 11, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1890-1899, Historical Collection|Comments Off on 1892: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

1895: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) and J G Schlechtweg (FF / Engineer). His picture has [...]

By |2021-05-05T11:29:32+00:00December 11, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1890-1899, Historical Collection|Tags: |Comments Off on 1895: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

1899-01-04: First Baptist Church Praises Efforts of the SFD

The First Baptist Church of Stanford, Connecticut, feeling profoundly grateful to all who participated in extinguishing the fire in their house of warship on December 31, 1898, wish especially to record their high appreciation of their services rendered by the City Fire Department on that occasion and do therefore offer [...]

By |2021-05-05T11:29:47+00:00April 8, 2021|Categories: 1800's, 1890-1899, Commercial Building Fire|Tags: |Comments Off on 1899-01-04: First Baptist Church Praises Efforts of the SFD

1900-04-04: Captain Zophar Horton, Run Over By Horse-Drawn Truck… Stamford’s Second Line of Duty Death

Zophar M Horton was born February 4, 1854, in Greenwich Connecticut.  He was the second son born to John Horton and Charlotte Deming.   In 1873, Zophar married Charity Elinor Bell of Stamford. According to genealogical records, Zophar and Charity had nine children, however, only four survived to adulthood. The [...]

By |2021-05-21T12:52:57+00:00May 16, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1900-1909, Fire Captains, Line of Duty Deaths, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1900-04-04: Captain Zophar Horton, Run Over By Horse-Drawn Truck… Stamford’s Second Line of Duty Death

1903-10-24: A Tribute To Stamford’s Late Fire Chief George Bowman

A tribute to Fire Chief George Bowman after his death as published in Fire & Water Engineering Magazine. George Bowman, late chief of the fire department of Stamford, Conn., who died on September 14, was one of the most active members of the Fire Chiefs’ club, of Connecticut, and was [...]

By |2021-06-22T23:26:15+00:00June 22, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1900-1909, Fire Chiefs, Obituaries, Timeline|Comments Off on 1903-10-24: A Tribute To Stamford’s Late Fire Chief George Bowman

1903-12-19: The Stamford Fire Department Annual Report For Fiscal Year 1903

Below is a transcribed version of the Fire Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1903-1904, submitted by Chief George W Parker.  The SFD in 1902-1903 responded to just 28 fires, all of which were undoubtedly actual fires. You can view a PDF version of the report at the bottom of [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:19+00:00December 5, 2016|Categories: 1900's, 1900-1909, Annual Reports, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1903-12-19: The Stamford Fire Department Annual Report For Fiscal Year 1903

1904-02-04: John George Schlechtweg Pumping the American LaFrance Steamer

This photo is of John George Schlechtweg, pumping the American LaFrance Steamer Engine at the Stamford Town Hall Fire on February 4, 1904. John received his appointment as a "call" firefighter on July1, 1889. He received his appointment as a career firefighter on March 1, 1910. He resigned and was [...]

By |2021-05-05T12:48:10+00:00May 5, 2021|Categories: 1900-1909, Apparatus, Commercial Building Fire, Firefighters, Personnel|Tags: |Comments Off on 1904-02-04: John George Schlechtweg Pumping the American LaFrance Steamer
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