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Hose Company Number 4

 
 
Hose Company Number 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 30, 2015
1. Hose Company Number 4 Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1884, this building became home of “Columbia Hose Company Number 4”, chartered April 2, 1894. It is the oldest surviving structure of the 7 volunteer companies organized in Eureka between 1873 and 1908. Original building had 2 rooms, combined office and sleeping apartment, the other for a hose cart. The company had 25 active members.

Dedicated
June 29, 1997
Grand Parlor
Native Sons of the Golden West
Jesse M. Garcia, Grand President

 
Erected 1997 by Native Sons of the Golden West Grand Parlor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1894.
 
Location. 40° 48.343′ N, 124° 9.407′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and O Street, on the left when traveling east on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 3rd Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Carson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Samuel W. McFarland Block (approx. ¼ mile away); The Josiah Gregg Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894 (approx. 0.4 miles away); N.S.G.W. Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pythian Castle (approx. half a mile away); Buhne Building (approx. half a mile away); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
More about this marker. The building is located right next to the Humboldt County Library.
 
Hose Company Number 4 - Mural on West Side of Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 30, 2015
2. Hose Company Number 4 - Mural on West Side of Building
Hose Company Number 4 Firehouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 30, 2015
3. Hose Company Number 4 Firehouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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