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Manistee in Manistee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Manistee Fire Hall

 
 
Manistee Fire Hall Marker image. 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 5 other markers are within walking
Fire hoses hanging inside the fire hall. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 2003
2. Fire hoses hanging inside the fire hall.
distance of this marker. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S.S. Michigan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manistee County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manistee City Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ramsdell Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manistee.
 
Also see . . .  Spirit of the Woods - Manistee History. (Submitted on June 18, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,516 times since then and 260 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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