1879A fire occurred on Rogers Street.Events & Anniversaries, Fires

Taken from City Hall tower, early 1890s. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21681
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On September 28, 1879, at around 5 a.m., the three-story building that housed Carter’s oil clothing factory caught fire. It quickly spread to other buildings on Rogers Street and continued onto Duncan Street.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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