North Side Fire Station | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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North Side Fire Station

North Side Fire Station | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view from across the street of the new North Side Fire Station, Fire Station No. 1, at 412 N. 8th Street. The construction is two-story brick, has a decorative stone arch around the garage door, corbeled cornice and a hose tower on the left corner. A sign above the door reads:"Fire Station No. 1." Houses are on the far right. A newspaper article regarding plans for the new station dated August 13,1901 in the Manitowoc Daily Herald states: "The structure is to be built on 8th Street near Chicago on property purchased from J. Kucera some years ago. It will be of solid brick, with Bedford stone trimming, stone foundation, two stories high with basement and its dimensions are 98 by 32 feet. At the southeast corner there will be a hose tower 80 feet high, which with the front of the building will be of pressed brick. The first floor will be taken up by an apparatus room 80x65 feet large, with stables in the rear, containing six regular stalls and a box stall. On the second floor will be the chief's office, men's sitting room, bedrooms, bathrooms and hayloft. The first story will be finished in white and the second story in yellow pine. Architect W. J. Raeuber of this city drew the plans." The Sanborn Map Company's 1906 insurance map indicates the fire station is two-story brick with twelve-inch-thick walls, thirty feet in height with a fifty-foot tower. It has ten men, five horses, one hose wagon, 2000 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose and four Babcocks. The city's South Side Fire Station, Fire Station No. 2, is at 911 Franklin Street.
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Elevated view from across the street of the new North Side Fire Station, Fire Station No. 1, at 412 N. 8th Street. The construction is two-story brick, has a decorative stone arch around the garage door, corbeled cornice and a hose tower on the left corner. A sign above the door reads:"Fire Station No. 1." Houses are on the far right. A newspaper article regarding plans for the new station dated August 13,1901 in the Manitowoc Daily Herald states: "The structure is to be built on 8th Street near Chicago on property purchased from J. Kucera some years ago. It will be of solid brick, with Bedford stone trimming, stone foundation, two stories high with basement and its dimensions are 98 by 32 feet. At the southeast corner there will be a hose tower 80 feet high, which with the front of the building will be of pressed brick. The first floor will be taken up by an apparatus room 80x65 feet large, with stables in the rear, containing six regular stalls and a box stall. On the second floor will be the chief's office, men's sitting room, bedrooms, bathrooms and hayloft. The first story will be finished in white and the second story in yellow pine. Architect W. J. Raeuber of this city drew the plans." The Sanborn Map Company's 1906 insurance map indicates the fire station is two-story brick with twelve-inch-thick walls, thirty feet in height with a fifty-foot tower. It has ten men, five horses, one hose wagon, 2000 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose and four Babcocks. The city's South Side Fire Station, Fire Station No. 2, is at 911 Franklin Street.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:122948
Creation Date:circa 1903
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Manitowoc
County:Manitowoc
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Glander Art Studio (Manitowoc, Wi.) : Photographs and miscellaneous records, 1890-1972
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:M2003-001
Original Dimensions:5 x 7 inches
SUBJECTS
Arches
Fire stations
Dwellings
Cities and towns
Outdoor photography
Streets

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