Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sacramento Engine Company No. 3
Organized March 27, 1851
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 38° 34.899′ N, 121° 30.29′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and K Street on Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Second Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Dehone Judah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away); Sacramento River Waterfront (about 400 feet away); Freight on the Move (about 500 feet away); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (about 500 feet away); First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking SiteOld Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. Marker is to the right of the entrance.
Regarding Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. On the night of November 2nd, 1852, much of Sacramento west of 9th Street burned down. As a result, the city funded the construction of 9 fire stations, including this one, as well as a waterworks to supply water not only for drinking, but for firefighting, as well. Constructed in Greek Revival style for a cost of $10,000, this building served as a firehouse from 1853 to 1921. It subsequently served as a warehouse for Finegold & Company. In 1960, this was the first building restored within the newly designated historic district, and it opened then as a restaurant, which it still is today. Ronald Reagan held both of his gubernatorial inaugural dinners here. This building is located in the Old Sacramento Historic District.
Also see . . . History of the Sacramento Fire Department. The city's history of the fire department. (Submitted on March 1, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 5. submitted on March 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.