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Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse

 
 
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, November 29, 2014
1. Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Marker
Inscription.  The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department was the first fire company in Arlington County. Formed in 1898 and officially established in 1904, it originally consisted of 10 leather buckets, a ladder, and spirited volunteers. A community fundraising effort, including a contribution from U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, resulted in the construction of the Cherrydale Firehouse in 1921. The masonry building became the first permanent firehouse in the county and has continually served the Cherrydale neighborhood as a center for social and community activities. The Cherrydale Firehouse is a designated Arlington County Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 38° 53.795′ N, 77° 6.441′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
2. Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse
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of Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and North Pollard Street, on the right when traveling east on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3900 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherrydale Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherrydale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherrydale & Maywood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taking Action: Michael Jones, Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taking Action: E. Leslie Hamm, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Take Action! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taking Action: Barbara Johns (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taking Action: Dorothy M. Bigelow Hamm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
3. Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse
photo taken from across Lee Highway
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
4. Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse
Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, November 29, 2014
5. Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2019, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 18, 2019, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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