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

The History of Stamford’s Steam Fire Engines

During a violent afternoon storm on August 7, 1882, lightning struck the wooden steeple  of the Presbyterian Church and set it afire. The church then was on the north side of Broad St. between Bedford and Summer. Atlantic Hose Co. quickly laid hose to the belfry but hydrant pressure was [...]

By |2021-05-05T11:22:46+00:00November 24, 2016|Categories: Apparatus|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The History of Stamford’s Steam Fire Engines
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