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Manistee in Manistee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Manistee Fire Hall
 
Manistee Fire Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, July 2003
1. Manistee Fire Hall Marker
 
Inscription. In early October 1888, the Manistee City Council hired Frederick Hollister of Saginaw, the architect of Manistee’s principal school, to design a fire hall to replace the original station, which was constructed in 1872–1873 on Filer Street. Later that month the Manistee Democrat predicted that the city’s new fire hall would be “a model of convenience and usefulness.” Constructed of brick, cut-stone and French plate glass and trimmed with galvanized iron, this Romanesque Revival-style building was constructed by the local firm of Brownrigg and Reynolds at a cost of $7,516. The dome is covered with copper. The hall opened in June 1889 when Manistee’s first “fire truck,” a horse-drawn steam engine, was brought from the original hall.
 
Erected 1990. (Marker Number L1647.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 44° 14.741′ N, 86° 18.97′ W. Marker is in Manistee, Michigan, in Manistee County. Marker is on First Street near Hancock Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 281 First Street, Manistee MI 49660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are
 
Fire hoses hanging inside the fire hall. Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, July 2003
2. Fire hoses hanging inside the fire hall.
 
within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ramsdell Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Sable Point Lighthouse (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Spirit of the Woods - Manistee History. (Submitted on June 18, 2007.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,900 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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