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Hose House No. 5

Hose House No. 5
Hose House No. 5

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314 N St Joseph Ave, formerly 734 St Joseph Ave
Evansville, IN

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1907 Firehouse is built
>1937 Tower is removed
1988 Hose House 5 moves to new location near Maryland and St Joe


District: Independence
Latitude: 37.981360918119
Longitude: -87.600758671761
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Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Schlotter, Frank J.



320 st joe? Hose house #5 has been a fixture of the west franklin st area for 82 years designed for the city by frank j schlotter and completed in 1907, number 5 joined with old number 7 engine company (then several blocks away on the corner of 9th and illinois) in providing full fire protection service for the growing west side although now without its bell tower, the original plan of number 5's two-story block remains well preserved. This vintage building had the distinction of being the city's only historic fire house still in service until april 1988 when a replacement was completed near st joe and maryland recently renovated and being sold as offices photo 7/28/07 previously at old station on Locust. Disbanded for a while

See also Government / Civic Independence district

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