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7. Early Fire Fighting

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
1. 7. Early Fire Fighting Marker
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7. Early Fire Fighting

In 1910, this was the site of a shed hosting a horse drawn chemical fire truck, an important amenity as the first houses in Cleveland Park were constructed mainly of wood, and the new suburb was far from city services. In 1916, the District Government built a fire station at 3522 Connecticut Avenue. It was the first station in the city for motorized fire vehicles. A new direction, away from the firemen's horse-drawn wagons. The fire station was the first structure built on what would become Cleveland Park's commercial corridor. It was built in the Colonial Revival style, which became the dominant architectural style in the 1920s. The façade of the fire station remains very much that way today.

Artist: Caitlin Werrell

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program
District Department of Transportation,
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

The organizational sponsor for the Cleveland Park Call Box Restoration Project is: Cleveland Park Historical Society.

Call box locator map: Porter Street and 35th Street intersection.

This call box is supported by:
Nearby Newark Street Residents
7. Early Fire Fighting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
2. 7. Early Fire Fighting Marker

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 56.076′ N, 77° 3.895′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Newark Street Northwest and 33rd Place NW, on the right when traveling east on Newark Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 8. Sherman Cottages (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tregaron Conservancy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Rosedale (approx. 0.2 miles away); 5. Site of Red Top (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4. Causeway at Tregaron (approx. ¼ mile away); 15. Landscape (approx. ¼ mile away); 12. Map (approx. ¼ mile away); 11. Bungalow (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
 
7. Early Fire Fighting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
3. 7. Early Fire Fighting Marker
7. Early Fire Fighting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 7, 2018
4. 7. Early Fire Fighting Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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