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Fort Dodge in Webster County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Dodge City Hall, Police & Fire Department

1894-1976

 
 
Fort Dodge City Hall, Police & Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2017
1. Fort Dodge City Hall, Police & Fire Department Marker
Inscription.  This is the former site of the Fort Dodge City Hall, Police, and Fire Department. The Italianate-style building contained all city services and housed the horse-drawn fire wagons. The horses were rented from a local livery stable and the wagon was equipped with a wall and roof ladder, two kerosene lanterns for night use, and buckets, which were later replaced by a pump and 100 feet of hose. In 1914, the municipal building on 1st Avenue South was built in order to centralize city services. The old City Hall building was later sold to a clothing company in 1939, remodeled in 1952, and burned in 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 42° 30.245′ N, 94° 11.298′ W. Marker is in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue South and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Avenue South. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the southwest corner of the Webster County Law Enforcement building, facing 1st Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at
Marker detail: Responding to an Alarm image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Responding to an Alarm
or near this postal address: 702 1st Ave South, Fort Dodge IA 50501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Dodge Post Office and Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chicago, Great Western Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Dodge Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 12 (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Webster County Law Enforcement Center image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2017
3. Webster County Law Enforcement Center
(marker visible on southwest corner of building)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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