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Franklin Fire Co

Franklin Fire Co


Franklin Fire Co

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a.k.a. Old Hose House No. 5

a.k.a. Locust St School

715-717 Locust St
Evansville, IN

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1858 Firehouse is built
1874 Becomes Hose House 05
1907 Joins with Hose House 7 and moves to new station on St Joseph Ave
c1912 Converted to Princess Hotel
1951 razed


Southeast side of Locust between 7th and 8th
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.972744
Longitude: -87.566095
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ben franklin fire co built 1858 by levi clarke eastern engine house company never had a fire engine and disbanded c1860 pic 4/29/28

also locust st school 1868- Locust St School 9th primary [1863] locust st school [1866] [1868-9] [1871-2]

becomes hose house 05 1874 hose co no 3 (possibly a 5) 1884 steam engine company no 5 shut down 1894/5 for a while building in poor condition [1899] Union Gospel Mission 1907 joins with hose house 7 and moves to new station on St Joseph Ave livery 1910-158

hotel phoenix/phoenix hotel (moved from sycamore loc?) 717 locust built <1884 previously a city fire house (hose co no 3) converted to fifteen room hotel c1912 razed 1951

See also Government / Civic Downtown district

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