Early 1900s Firehouse

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Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby 19ENGINE on Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:44 pm

I am going to build a early 1900 firehouse for horse drawn apparatus. I have never gotten a really good look at how the stalls are. Most pictures I have seen of that era the steamer is blocking the rear of the station and some stations too, appear to have stalls on the side. Does anyone have info on what the stall area of a multiple company house would look like?

Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby GLMFAA1 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:44 pm

The most information I could give you would be to view the 3 stooges when they are fireman, I believe the stalls are behind the apparatus and brought around to the front
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Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby towmedic on Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:06 pm

I agree with Greg, I've been to the fire museum in Harrisburg, Pa a number of times and it has the stalls in a room behind the apparatus room. I'll see if I can find pics.
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Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby kimtrains1 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:17 am

There is one in the Lawerenceville section of Pittsburgh and it was a small engine company with a horse on each side of the engine/steamer. Above the doors are horse heads in the concrete that stick out. It had wooden stall walls to help protect them, and the crews slept in the rear of the station. It's a law office now. but the outside is still recognizable as a fire station. I will try to get a few pics if that will help you.

Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby FireModelExactatude on Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:29 pm

If you are near a large city, you might check if they have a FD Historical Society and query them.
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Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby pyrman on Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:20 pm

The Central Ohio Fire Museum http://www.centralohiofiremuseum.com/ in Columbus, Ohio is former CFD No16 Engine House. It was built in 1908 and was originally a horse-drawn station. The former horse stalls are in the rear, behind the apparatus floor.
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Re: Early 1900s Firehouse

Postby Aaronw on Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:57 pm

The SFFD museum site has some photos and information from their horse drawn days. Mostly outside photos of horses with apparatus, but there are a couple showing the station interior.

http://guardiansofthecity.org/sffd/fire ... hotos.html

http://guardiansofthecity.org/phpAlbum/ ... irehorses/

Some documentation related to the horse drawn era.

http://guardiansofthecity.org/sffd/fire ... owlen.html

http://guardiansofthecity.org/sffd/fire ... rules.html
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