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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Engine House 11

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
Engine House 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 2, 2016
1. Engine House 11 Marker
Inscription. At the turn of the 20th century, three Columbus fire stations were on the National Road, including Station 11 which was built here at 1000 East Main. Construction began in August 1896 and was completed in February 1897 at a cost of $12,863. The cost of furnishing and equipping the engine house, including six horses, was an additional $10,700, for a total cost of $23,653.

Fire Station, Engine House, and Station House are terms that have been used interchangeably over many years to note the location of community firefighters and their equipment. This station or engine house has a “sister station" No. 10 which was also constructed on the National Road during the same year at West Broad and Glenwood Avenue. Station No. 10 is an architectural match.

In 1951, Emergency Squad 1 was moved to Station 11, followed by the squad supervisor and all squad support supplies for the entire city. Additionally, Station 11 housed the gas mask repair shop for the fire division.
 
Erected 2014 by The Ohio National Road Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.481′ N, 82° 58.368′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin

Engine House 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 2, 2016
2. Engine House 11 Marker
Full view of marker
County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 East Main Street, Columbus OH 43205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hannah Neil Mission And Home For The Friendless (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio Institution for Education of the Blind (approx. half a mile away); Bryden Road Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Kelton House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snowden- Gray House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. 0.8 miles away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkRoads & Vehicles
 
Engine House 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 2, 2016
3. Engine House 11 Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, just to the right of the two brick pillars, by the left door
Engine House 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 2, 2016
4. Engine House 11 Marker
Frontal elevation, showing full view of the fašade. Note: as per the text, the tower has been removed.
Engine House 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 2, 2016
5. Engine House 11 Marker
Additional "markers" on the site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 5, 2016.
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