Hartford, CT North Middle Schoolhouse Fire, Feb 1858

Fire in a School-house at Hartford.

HARTFORD, Conn., Tuesday, Feb. 16. A fire broke out in the North Middle Schoolhouse in this city, during the session of the school this forenoon. The fire was first discovered coming up through the floor in the first department. No great damage was done to the building. In the various departments about four hundred scholars were dismissed, and no one was hurt, though the panic was great.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Feb 1858