Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brighton Hook and Ladder Co.
Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes
The Brighton Hook and Ladder Company Number 1 was formed in 1876 to protect the village against fires. The continued growth of the community and the expansion of the village to the west of Ore Creek created a real need for men and equipment to combat downtown fires. Bill Robins and Robert Park (c.1890s) were several of the volunteers from the firehouse (to your right) that was used from 1879-1940s. Inside was the hand engine pumper and the support wagon loaded with ladders, hoses, and fire extinguishers. The water from the Millpond combined with cisterns below street level at intersections allowed the firemen to combat fires at both ends of Main St. The three windows on Main St. replaced the original double doors.
Original Art by: Rich Larson
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 42° 31.779′ N, 83° 46.917′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North West Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 West Main Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Old Town Hall (here, next to this marker); John McKinney (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Jolly (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's (within shouting distance of this marker); B.T.O. Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Ford and John Tanner (within shouting distance of this marker); Orson Quackenbush (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Marsh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
Also see . . . Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.