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Original German ME Church

Original German ME Church


Original German ME Church

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a.k.a. Old Hose House No 1

Evansville, IN

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1846 New church is dedicated
1865 Moves to new location at 4th and Vine
1888 Razed and new fire station is built


Vine St between 2nd St and 3rd St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.972563
Longitude: -87.574098
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organized 1842 1848 1846 brick building (house) erected on vine between 2nd and 3rd where the old Hose House 2 was 102 German Methodist Church Methodist On Vine Between 2nd and 3rd. 1860 - 1865 Vine 106 German Methodist Church Methodist On Vine Between 2nd and 3rd. 1858 Vine

Nov 1865 Thomas H Lenst & Co remodel old church for engine house including a large arched door Becomes Steam Fire Co No 2 also vine st engine house In 1865, the church moved to its new location at 4th and Vine where it is most commonly associated. 1868 steam fire co no 1 c1880 becomes Hose House No. 1 city directory 1882 chemical fire engine co No 1 incorrectly markes as no 2 in 1866-7 cd

The church was razed in 1888 when a new fire station was built. The No.1 and No.2 swapped numbers because of the central location.


See also Churches / Religion Downtown district

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