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Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Omaha Fire Station

Fort Omaha Walking Tour

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
1. Fort Omaha Fire Station Marker
Inscription.

Originally a filtration plant constructed in 1912, this building was remodeled and enlarged to become the Post Exchange Building in 1923. All incoming or outgoing calls, whether emergency or routine, would pass through the Post switchboard housed here.

The building’s capacity for handling emergencies was enhanced when it became the Post fire station. The framework of a previous double doorway on the south end of the building shows remodeling to accommodate fire equipment. In addition, for several years the Lynch Plumbing Company operated a plumbing shop exclusively for Fort Omaha in the rear portion.

In 1933 the structure was converted to a one-family residence for the Post Commander. Following the Navy’s occupation of the Fort in 1947, it was the only officers’ quarters on the Fort with a built-in garage. It now houses the Office of the President of Metropolitan Community College.
 
Erected by Metropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 41° 18.416′ N, 95° 57.443′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of East Road and South Road, on the
Fort Omaha Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
2. Fort Omaha Fire Station Marker
right when traveling north on East Road. Click for map. Marker is in front of Building 1, on the Metropolitan Community College Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Omaha (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Omaha Post Exchange and Gymnasium (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Omaha Headquarters Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Omaha Guardhouse (about 500 feet away); Ordnance Magazine (about 500 feet away); History of Fort Omaha (about 600 feet away); Quartermaster's Office and Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Crook's Headquarters at Fort Omaha (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Fort Omaha. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Omaha. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Metropolitan Community College. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWar, World IWar, World II
 
Fort Omaha Fire Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
3. Fort Omaha Fire Station and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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