Windsor, CT Windsor Hotel Fire, July 1869


Hartford, Conn., Sunday, July 18.
A fire broke out in the barn of the Windsor Hotel, in WIndsor, owned by MESSRS. GRISWOLD & GILLETTE, about 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, which soon spread to the hotel. A steam fire engine was sent up by railroad from this city, but before the flames could be checked the hotel, the barn and three sheds, a barn near owned by CAKPEN BROTHERS, a store belonging to the estate of JAMES LOOMIS, and occupied for a post office and as a variety store by C. P. ELLSWORTH were consumed. In the hotel barn a horse was burned to death. The loss to the hotel proprietors is estimated at $18,000; insured $9,000 in Hartford and New York offices. MR. ELLSWORTH'S loss in goods in $2,000; insured in the AEtna and Connecticut offices of Hartford, and in the Providence and Springfield Fire and Marine. The loss to the owners of the stone[sic] building and to CAKPEN BROTHERS is from $5,000 to $8,000.

The New York Times New York 1869-07-19