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Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pleasanton's Fire Bell

 
 
Pleasanton's Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
1. Pleasanton's Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  This antique fire bell was used to notify Pleasanton Volunteer Firefighters of a fire in their community from 1908 until replaced by an electric siren in 1919.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 37° 39.989′ N, 121° 51.461′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Nevada Street, on the left when traveling west. The plaque is mounted below the bell in front of the Fire Headquarters and Station 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3560 Nevada Street, Pleasanton CA 94566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Livermore's Fire Bell (here, next to this marker); SPC. Jameson L. Lindskog (a few steps from this marker); Gary Meyer Memorial Grove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.8 miles away); J. W. Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pleasanton Cheese Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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The Pleasanton Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Larkin Locke House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Plaque on the north pillar image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
2. Plaque on the north pillar
Dedicated to the Pleasanton Volunteer Firemen faithfully serving their community since 1888
Donated by George Jamieson
Pleasanton's Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
3. Pleasanton's Fire Bell
Headquarters & Station 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
4. Headquarters & Station 1
The bell is visible on the left
Station Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
5. Station Plaque
This fire headquarters building is dedicated to the memory of the volunteer firefighters who protected the communities of Livermore and Pleasanton from fire for over one hundred years.
Station Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
6. Station Plaque
City of Livermore – City of Pleasanton
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
Headquarters & Fire Station No. 1
Dedicated October 2002
City of Livermore
Dr. Marshall Kamena, Mayor • Tom Reitter, Vice Mayor • Mark Beeman, Councilmember • Lorraine Dietrich, Councilmember • Tom Vargas, Councilmember • City Manager: Linda Barton • City Engineer: Dan McIntyre
City of Pleasanton
Tom Pico, Mayor • SHarrell Michelotti, Vice Mayor • Kay Ayala, Councilmember • Matt Campbell, Councilmember • Becky Dennis, Councilmember • City Manager Deborah Acosta Mckeehan • City Engineer: Philip Grubstick

Fire Chief: Stewart Gary • Architect: Don Iler A.I.A. • General Contractor: Ramlor Construction
Alisal Hose Co. 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 4, 2022
7. Alisal Hose Co. 2
Volunteer Hose Carriage in the station lobby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   7. submitted on August 22, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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