Chief James A. Hancock Jr. BuildingThis 1925 American LaFrance fire engine with its polished wooden bed and steering wheel, rare Italian tires and black leather seat was delivered to the City of Auburndale on June 23, 1925 via freight train. The City's first fire engine stayed in service until 1953. In the 1930's volunteer firefighter Nephi Darby gave the truck its nickname "Grandma" as he worked hard to keep it running and clean. The truck was restored in 1979 and was put on display in the Public Library on West Park Street. The truck was restored a second time after an arson fire in the library in 1982. In 1992, the truck was relocated alongside the Fire Station on Orange Street.
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|Placed By||City of Auburndale, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 422098 N 3104944|
|Decimal Degrees||28.06760000, -81.79278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 4.056', W 81° 47.567'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 4' 3.36" N, 81° 47' 34.02" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 125 Ariana Ave, Auburndale FL 33823, US|
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