New Milford, CT Fire, Nov 1860


Danbury, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 3. There was a large fire in New-Milford last night. It is reported that ten buildings were destroyed, including the Bank, Housatonic House, six stores and two dwellings. The loss is heavy. The fire is still burning.

Danbury, CT., Saturday, Nov. 3. At the fire in New-Milford, fifteen buildings were destroyed, including the Litchfield County Bank and the Housatonic House. Loss, about $35,000, insurance, about $15,000, in the Hartford and New-Haven offices.

New York Times, New York, NY 5 Nov 1860


Fire At New Milford.---A destructive fire broke out at New Mildord, on the line of the Housatonic Railroad, on Friday night, which destroyed fifteen buildings, including the Litchfield County Bank, half a dozen stores, the Housatonic House, and several private dwellings. Loss $35,000; insurance $15,000.

The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA 8 Nov 1860

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