First Fire Hall

First Fire Hall (HM1SNI)

Location: Union City, MI 49094 Branch County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 3.963', W 85° 8.019'

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Union City Heritage Water Trail

In 1872, the Village Council made an appropriation of $1500 to purchase the first fire fighting equipment, a hand fire engine hose cart and 500 ft. of hose. The engine was christened "The St. Joseph" and a 43 member volunteer department was organized. In 1876, a brick engine house costing $2450 was erected. It was a twin attached to the west side of the building above here. There was a jail cell in the back, the village offices were on the second floor, and a bell tower on top for calling firemen to duty. It was razed in 1970. The twin half of the historic building, a stable originally, went on to be a garage, Plain Dealer Antiques and The GAW Center for the Arts, Wellness and Events. The wooden building still standing to the east was a blacksmith shop until the 1950s.
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Marker Number9
Year Placed2016
Placed ByUnion City Heritage Water Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 654409 N 4658794
Decimal Degrees42.06605000, -85.13365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 3.963', W 85° 8.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 3' 57.78" N, 85° 8' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135 S Broadway St, Union City MI 49094, US
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