Union Fire Company,

Union Fire Company, (HM1KKC)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.004', W 75° 8.672'

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(1736-1843)

This first truly volunteer fire company in the US served as a model for others across the nation. Members, including Ben Franklin, purchased tools stored here in Grindstone Alley, helped provide a fire bell, buckets, and an engine for the city, and developed the idea of fire insurance.
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HM NumberHM1KKC
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487653 N 4422225
Decimal Degrees39.95006667, -75.14453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.004', W 75° 8.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 0.24" N, 75° 8' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 219 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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