Waterbury, CT Exchange Hotel Fire, Jan 1904


Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 18.--A row of wooden buildings on Bank Street at Exchange Palce[sic], was partly gutted by fire today. The roof of the Exchange Hotel was burned and Hodson's Cafe, on the ground floor of the same building was badly damaged by water. Other places of business damaged by fire or water were Hare's cigar store, the Lenox lunch room, Katz's barber shop, the Waterbury Transfer Company's office and M. J. McEvoy's saloon. The loss is placed at $10,000, fully covered by insurance. All the buildings are owned by Mrs. Sarah Nettleton of Orange, Ct. It has been learned that the fire started in a hallway between Katz's barber shop and the Exchange Hotel, and was probably of incendiary origin.

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 19 Jan 1904