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    1877 Church to Middle St (22 structures destroyed by fire)4

    Great fire of May 21st 1877 A month later, the first hose company and hook and ladder brigade was formed and named the A.J. Kasson Hose Company. On July 12, 1888 the name was changed to the Neptune Hose Company. Subsequent hose companies were formed including the Mechanics Club and Drill Corporation, the Glove City Hook and Ladder Company, The South End Hose Company and the John B. Judson Hose Company.

    Great fire of May 21st 1877

    A month later, the first hose company and hook and ladder brigade was formed and named the

    A.J. Kasson Hose Company. On July 12, 1888 the name was changed to the Neptune Hose Company.

    Subsequent hose companies were formed including the Mechanics Club and Drill Corporation,

    the Glove City Hook and Ladder Company, The South End Hose Company and the

    John B. Judson Hose Company.