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Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Fire Fighting

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
1. Early Fire Fighting Marker
Inscription.  In 1910, this was the site of a shed hosting a horse drawn chemical fire truck, an important amenity as the first houses in Cleveland Park were constructed mainly of wood, and the new suburb was far from city services. In 1916, the District Government built a fire station at 3522 Connecticut Avenue. It was the first station in the city for motorized fire vehicles. A new direction, away from the firemen's horse-drawn wagons. The fire station was the first structure built on what would become Cleveland Park's commercial corridor. It was built in the Colonial Revival style, which became the dominant architectural style in the 1920s. The façade of the fire station remains very much that way today.

Artist: Caitlin Werrell

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program
District Department of Transportation,
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

The organizational sponsor for the Cleveland Park Call Box Restoration Project is: Cleveland Park Historical Society.

Call box
Early Fire Fighting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
2. Early Fire Fighting Marker
locator map: Porter Street and 35th Street intersection.

This call box is supported by:
Nearby Newark Street Residents
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 56.076′ N, 77° 3.895′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Newark Street Northwest and 33rd Place Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Newark Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Newark Street Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Sherman Cottages (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tregaron Conservancy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Rosedale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Red Top (approx. 0.2 miles away); Causeway at Tregaron (approx. ¼ mile away); Landscape (approx. ¼ mile away); Map (approx. ¼ mile away); Bungalow (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
 
Early Fire Fighting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
3. Early Fire Fighting Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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