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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Firehouse / I Vigili del Fuoco

Millbrook, New York

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Old Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. Old Firehouse Marker
Old Firehouse
A series of fires prompted 30 men to form the Millbrook Fire Company No. 1 in 1908 to protect local property and lives. In 1909, they purchased this corner lot from Oakleigh Thorne and constructed the building a year later for $3500. The fire company started out with just a hand pump and a handdrawn hose cart, housed on the lower level Upstairs were the volunteer members' club rooms for ping-pong, billiards, and cards. Their early equipment and an inadequate water supply, however, failed to contain the great fire of 1916, which destroyed much of the central village. When the new firehouse (donated by Mrs. Margaret Thorne Parshall) opened on nearby Front Street in 1965, this building was adapted for use first as village offices and later as an architectural firm.

I Vigili del Fuoco
Una serie di incendi spinserò 30 persone a formare The Millbrook Fire Company No. 1 nel 1908 per proteggere il villaggio. Nel 1909, essi acquistarono un lotto di terreno da Oakleigh Thorne e costruirono questo edificio per $3500. I vigili del fuoco iniziarono con una pompa a mano ed un carro
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con un manicotto trascinato a mano. Al piano superiore c'erano le stanze per i volontari con ping-pong, bigliardi, e gioco delle carte. Questo equipaggiamento e la poca acqua non poterono contenere il grande incendio del 1916, che distrusse grande parte del centro del villaggio. Quando la nuova sede dei vigili (donata da Mrs. Margaret Thorne Parshall) apri nella vicina Front Street nel 1965, questo edifi- cio fu usato come uffici del villaggio e quindi da uno studio di architetto.
Erected 2014 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Millbrook, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 41° 47.032′ N, 73° 41.628′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Washington Road, Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Irish and Italian Immigrants / Immigranti Irlandesi ed Italiani (within shouting distance of this marker); "Rough Stonework a Specialty" / "Construzioni in Pietra una Specialità"
Old Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. Old Firehouse Marker
The refurbished firehouse is now an architect's office.
(within shouting distance of this marker); From Primary School to Town Hall / Da Scuola Elementare a Municipio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Fire of 1916 / Il Grande Incendio del 1916 (about 400 feet away); "Perfect Service and Perfect Food" / "Servizio e Cibo Perfetti" (about 500 feet away); "Downstreet" / Centro Città (about 500 feet away); "Up to Date in Every Respect" / "Aggiornata in Ogni Aspetto" (about 600 feet away); All Aboard! / Tutti a Bord! (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
Also see . . .  Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Sep. 23, 2023