Hartford, CT Union Station Depot Burns, Feb 1914

Union Station Fire Union Station, early 1900s

FLAMES WRECK NEW HAVEN DEPOT AT HARTFORD, CONN.

Hartford, Conn., Feb. 21. -- The Union Station of the New Haven Railroad here was wrecked by fire this afternoon and all train service interrupted. A large amount of baggage and express matter was destroyed.
Fire apparatus was delayed in reaching the scene owing to the deep snow in the streets. During a succession of small explosions, probably from gas, fireman WILLIAM KANE was injured. The station was built in 1889.
Two heavy explosions lifted a large section of the roof and the dislodged timbers carried down the waiting room ceiling, whichin turn crushed the newspaper stands, ticket and other offices. The loss is placed at $250,000.

The Indianapolis Star Indiana 1914-02-22