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Sacramento Engine Company No. 3

Organized March 27, 1851

 
 
Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 1, 2008
1. Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Marker
Inscription. This original building built in 1853, housed Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. In 1921 the building was abandoned as a firehouse. It was restored to its present state in 1960, as an historical landmark.
 
Location. 38° 34.899′ N, 121° 30.29′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and K Street on Second Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Second Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Dehone Judah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away); Freight on the Move (about 500 feet away); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum (about 500 feet away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. Marker is to the right of the entrance.
 
Regarding Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. On the night of November 2nd, 1852, much of Sacramento west of 9th
Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Firehouse (Constructed 1853) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 1, 2008
2. Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Firehouse (Constructed 1853)
Located within the Old Sacramento Historic District, the building now houses a popular restaurant.
Street burned down. As a result, the city funded the construction of 9 fire stations, including this one, as well as a waterworks to supply water not only for drinking, but for firefighting, as well. Constructed in Greek Revival style for a cost of $10,000, this building served as a firehouse from 1853 to 1921. It subsequently served as a warehouse for Finegold & Company. In 1960, this was the first building restored within the newly designated historic district, and it opened then as a restaurant, which it still is today. Ronald Reagan held both of his gubernatorial inaugural dinners here. This building is located in the Old Sacramento Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Old Sacramento. A history of Old Sacramento provided by the Old Sacramento Business Association. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. History of the Sacramento Fire Department. The city's history of the fire department. (Submitted on March 1, 2009.) 

3. Historic American Build Survey Record for Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. The HABS contains 2 photographs and 2 pages of information for Sacramento's Engine Company No. 3. (Submitted on March 14, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Firehouse - Salvation Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 1, 2008
3. Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 Firehouse - Salvation Army Marker
"The Salvation Army on May 19, 1885 held its first meeting in Sacramento, CA. in this firehouse 1112 Second Street". This was six years after the first Salvation Army meeting in the US in Philadelphia. (Marker is located to the immediate left of the entrance.)
Salvation Army 100th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 1, 2008
4. Salvation Army 100th Anniversary Marker
"In front of this Firehouse Restaurant the Salvation Army celebrated 100 years of service in Sacramento May 4, 1985". (Marker is to the immediate right of the entrance.)
General View of the Sacramento Fire of November 2nd, 1852 image. Click for full size.
5. General View of the Sacramento Fire of November 2nd, 1852
It was this fire that burned most of the city between 9th Street and the Sacramento River that inspired the city to construct a number of firehouses (including Engine Company No. 3), as well as a waterworks.
 
 
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