Fort Omaha Fire Station

Fort Omaha Fire Station (HM13FI)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18.416', W 95° 57.443'

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Originally a filtration plant constructed in 1912, this building was remodeled and enlarged to become the Post Exchange Building in 1923. All incoming or outgoing calls, whether emergency or routine, would pass through the Post switchboard housed here.

The building's capacity for handling emergencies was enhanced when it became the Post fire station. The framework of a previous double doorway on the south end of the building shows remodeling to accommodate fire equipment. In addition, for several years the Lynch Plumbing Company operated a plumbing shop exclusively for Fort Omaha in the rear portion.

In 1933 the structure was converted to a one-family residence for the Post Commander. Following the Navy's occupation of the Fort in 1947, it was the only officers' quarters on the Fort with a built-in garage. It now houses the Office of the President of Metropolitan Community College.
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HM NumberHM13FI
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Marker Number10
Placed ByMetropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252422 N 4577050
Decimal Degrees41.30693333, -95.95738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.416', W 95° 57.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 24.96" N, 95° 57' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44300 East Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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