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Lakewood Village Hall

 
 
Lakewood Village Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. Lakewood Village Hall Marker
Inscription.  This Dutch Colonial structure is a center for village government and community activities. It was built in 1915 to house the citizen-oriented Lakewood Hose Company dating from 1895. Automaker J. Ward Packard, a resident of the village, donated the land, $1,500 toward the $7,500 cost for the construction of the fire station, and a 1915 model "T" Ford chemical fire truck. It was the first motorized fire aparatus in the greater Jamestown area.

The building retains much of the original appearence including the 70 foot hose drying tower. A mid-20th century addition to the west side of the original building housed an expanded fire department. The arched windows on the building's front have replaced the original hinged double doors.

In 1995 the Fire Department built a new fire station on Packard Blvd and Chautauqua Ave. The Fire Company's space at Village Hall is now occupied by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. The early fire truck and first alarm bell are on display at the George V. Blackstone Fire Museum at the present fire station.
 
Erected 2010 by Lakewood History Committee. (Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 42° 6.208′ N, 79° 19.689′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of West Summit Street and Owana Way, on the right when traveling west on West Summit Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 West Summit Street, Lakewood NY 14750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Packards (a few steps from this marker); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South (about 500 feet away); New Holbrook Hotel (about 600 feet away); Aull Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Sorg Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Packard Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lakeview House, Sterlingworth Hotel and Lakewood Country Club (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
Lakewood Village Hall & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. Lakewood Village Hall & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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