1954The Paint Factory, the Hydaway Bar on Duncan Street, the sail loft on Wharf Street, and Marine Railways were burned in a fire.Events & Anniversaries, Economy and Industry, Local Businesses, Fires

Gloucester Daily Times. ‘Police Reported Closing In On Suspect Here After 2 Fires Threaten Duncan’s Point Area.” February 10, 1954. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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The February 9-10, 1954 fire at Duncan’s Point was the second major fire in this area and was deemed to be due to suspicious activity.

Gloucester Daily Times. 'Police Reported Closing In On Suspect Here After 2 Fires Threaten Duncan's Point Area." February 10, 1954. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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