High Standard, 1817 Dixwell Avenue Thursday, April 29, 1999
Photos by Jeff Pechmann
Thursday, April 29, 1999 - The building that once housed the High Standard Manufacturing Co., maker of firearms, was destroyed by a three-alarm fire. Newspaper reports stated that the building had been vacant for 20 years, and was slated for demolition. High Standard manufactured .50 caliber machine guns for Allied aircraft during the Second World War.
The fire was started accidentally by a construction worker, as sparks from his power saw landed on lumber being stored inside the 30,000 square-foot building.
NOTE: These photos were printed from over 50 negatives that were discovered at Station 4 the day it closed last month for renovations. Does anyone know who the photographer was?