On this day. . .November 1st
- 1892-Box 41, located at the Philadelphia and Reading Depot at Eighth and Market, was struck for a working fire at the Daniel Bacon candy factory on Fifth Street above Market. Time of the alarm was 1.15 a.m. The third and fourth floors were completely gutted by fire with heavy water damage. Mr. Bacon’s entire stock was lost. Loss $6,000. Many complaints were echoed among the city firemen as to why the Mt. Vernon ladder truck (the only one in the city) was still out of service. . .since July.