Historic Fire Station No. 6

Historic Fire Station No. 6 (HM180K)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 45.323', W 84° 22.321'

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Fire Station No. 6 was one of seven fire stations built in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1890s to serve the city's bustling growth of suburban neighborhoods. One of the early means of transportation for the firemen was the horse-drawn hose wagon. When Martin Luther King, Jr. was growing up in this neighborhood of Sweet Auburn, a 1927 American LaFrance fire engine (like the one on display inside) was used by the firemen who worked here at this fire station.

In the 1930s and 1940s Atlanta was a segregated city and African American children could only "dream" of becoming fire-fighters for the Atlanta Fire Department. However, the modern Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the late 1950s and 1960s paved the way for integrating the workforce of public institutions and establishments such as the Atlanta Fire Department. In 1963 the Atlanta Fire Department hired sixteen African American firefighters.

Fire Station No. 6 was officially closed in 1991 after serving the neighborhood of Sweet Auburn and surrounding communities for nearly a century (1894-1991).
HM NumberHM180K
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743414 N 3738137
Decimal Degrees33.75538333, -84.37201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.323', W 84° 22.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 19.38" N, 84° 22' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 471-491 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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