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In Memorial

1955 - 2005

 
 
In Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
1. In Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Six members of the Baltimore City Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Tru-Fit clothing company 507-509 East Baltimore Street on February 16, 1955.

Batallion Chief Francis P. O'Brien, Fourth Batallion • Fire Fighter Joseph C. Hanley, Engine Company 13 • Fire Fighter Anthony M. Reinsfelder, Truck Company 16 • Fire Fighter Rudolph A. Machovec, Engine Company 15 • Fire Fighter Richard F. Melzer, Engine Company 15 • Fire Fighter William W. Barnes, Engine 17 / Engine 2

February 16, 2005

William J. Goodwin, Jr., Chief of Fire Department - Martin O'Malley, Mayor
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkDisasters. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1911.
 
Location. 39° 17.394′ N, 76° 36.529′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of East Baltimore Street and North Gay Street, on the left when traveling east on East Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Cardinal Gibbons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); German 170 MM. Minnewerfer (about 400 feet away); Harry Sythe Cummings (about 400 feet away); First Gas Street Lamp in America (about 400 feet away); Rembrandt Peale (about 400 feet away); On This Location (about 500 feet away); War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Chamber of Commerce Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
The building currently on the fire site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
2. The building currently on the fire site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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