Facing the Fire Historical

Facing the Fire Historical (HM1UW0)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Washtenaw County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.754', W 83° 36.849'

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at the Michigan Firehouse Museum

Something had to be done.
Constructed in 1898 and in service for over 75 years, this firehouse combined two separate volunteer fire companies into one centalized fire station. A paid department and a dedicated building represented a major commitment by the city to protect its citizens from the ravages of fire. From its doors, brave firefighters - first on horse drawn fire rigs and then motorized vehicles - would dash to the fire in an effort to save lives and property.

Today, this towering landmark welcomes you
to the Michigan Firehouse Museum. Nearly 30,000 square feet of display area is devoted to the preservation of fire-fighting history and to the promotion of fire safety.

You Auto Know
From the firehouse tower, firemen could watch out for fires across the town. Also, in the tower, wet firehoses could be hung to dry.
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HM NumberHM1UW0
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284330 N 4680387
Decimal Degrees42.24590000, -83.61415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.754', W 83° 36.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 45.24" N, 83° 36' 50.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734, 248, 810, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W Cross St, Ypsilanti MI 48197, US
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