Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Hose Company
In 1881, the First Hose Company purchased this site and in July, broke ground for a new fire station. Constructed by contractor Jacob Dayhoff for $115,310, the new First Hose Company building was known as the “Hose Opera House.” A social hall was located in the upper part of the building which was used for fairs, shows, meetings, conventions and other assembly type uses.
Displayed in this building is “Pet”, an 1823 John Rogers Company end-stroke hand-pumper manufactured in Baltimore. It is the oldest fire apparatus known to exist that served in Hagerstown.
Location. 39° 38.476′ N, 77° 43.26′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians in the Civil War The Last Confederate Incursion North of the Potomac River (within shouting distance of this marker); A City Divided (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hagerstown Ransomed (about 400 feet away); The Ransom of Hagerstown (about 400 feet away); Retreat from Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Our Journey Transports Us Through Time (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 2. submitted on February 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 8. submitted on February 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.