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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886 Marker
Inscription.  This firehouse, which features Italianate detailing, originally stored the equipment of the Star Hook and Ladder Company, which had formed in 1874. The “Star Hooks” had acquired a new long fire truck with ladders, hook stakes, and leather buckets. This equipment enabled these firemen to battle blazes in the multi-story buildings located in the nearby commercial district.

By the 1960s, the building had fallen into a state of disrepair, and the local melodrama company undertook its restoration – they returned the bell and painstakingly reconstructed the fire company’s shield. For a while, the theater group used the upstairs room for their performances. Today the building serves as the Town Hall.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 39° 42.361′ N, 105° 41.739′ W. Marker is in Georgetown
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886 and Marker
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, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Griffith Street, on the left when traveling east on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel de Paris (a few steps from this marker); Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (within shouting distance of this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Additional keywords. Firefighting
 
Another Marker under the subject marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. Another Marker under the subject marker
Landmark 11 Star Hook and Ladder, 1886, Home of the Star Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Co., organized in 1874, one of four fire companies in town. Designated 1978 by Georgetown Society, Inc., Town of Georgetown, Colorado Historical Society
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
5. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located at the intersection of Sixth and Rose Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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