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Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway

 
 
Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker
Inscription. This building served as Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway, from 1910 until 1973, when it was replaced with a modern two-bay structure. In 1910 the city had nine pieces of horse-drawn fire-fighting equipment, including the ladder-hose wagon and the steam pumper shown here. Paducah had organized a volunteer fire company in 1840. Paid fire fighters assumed duty in 1882. The first motorized fire truck, and American LaFrance, was put into service in 1913, and is now on display in the William Clark Market House Museum. (From 19210 photographs)
 
Erected by Turner Publishing Company.
 
Location. 37° 5.326′ N, 88° 35.666′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Click for map. This mural is between Horse Drinking Fountain/Alben William Barkley mural and the Market Mural. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (here, next to this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (here, next to this marker); "Market" (a few steps from this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant
Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Paducah's River Industry (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Central 2613 (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker
Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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