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    Default York, PA / Reading, PA - Historic/Former Firehouses?

    I am passing through Penn. in another week. Might have time to stop and shoot some historic structures.

    Does anyone happen to have any handy lists of historic fire stations (addresses, year built, etc.) in either York or Reading? These can be active or inactive stations.

    Thanks greatly in advance.

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    Come join us over at firepics.net ... there are a couple of Reading guys on the board who've done a great job of capturing the history of the RFD. There are several pages of photos that might interest you.
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    Some quick research and consulting a York FD yearbook yields this list. There might be a couple more in town, for all I know:

    Station 1 - Rex/Laurel
    49 South Duke Street
    1878

    Station 2 - Vigilant
    273 West Market Street
    1974
    Not historic, but included to be complete

    Station 5 - Goodwill
    833 East Market Street
    1903

    Station 9 - Lincoln
    800 Roosevelt Avenue
    1946

    Old Station 6 - Royal - Museum
    757 West Market St.
    1903

    Old Station 7 - Eagle
    Jackson and Jessop
    1912

    Old Station 4 - Rescue
    S. George near W. Church
    1874 - Closed 1970

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    Quote Originally Posted by legeros View Post
    Some quick research and consulting a York FD yearbook yields this list. There might be a couple more in town, for all I know:

    Station 1 - Rex/Laurel
    49 South Duke Street
    1878

    Station 2 - Vigilant
    273 West Market Street
    1974
    Not historic, but included to be complete

    Station 5 - Goodwill
    833 East Market Street
    1903

    Station 9 - Lincoln
    800 Roosevelt Avenue
    1946

    Old Station 6 - Royal - Museum
    757 West Market St.
    1903

    Old Station 7 - Eagle
    Jackson and Jessop
    1912

    Old Station 4 - Rescue
    S. George near W. Church
    1874 - Closed 1970
    Boy, hearing the York FD mentioned brought back a lot of memories for me. My Grandparents lived about 2 blocks from Lincoln Engine Co. No. 9. In those days they used to use the fire horn on top of the building and the siren used to go off at 12noon and 5pm.

    My Grandfather was a member there and my Dad an Honorary member; in fact my dad took 16mm movies pics back in the late 40's of the new '47 or '48 LaFrance Foamite they had just received. I have to get them transferred to a file that i can post on line so anyone can view them.
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