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Elgin in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Elgin

Fire Barn No. 3

 
 
Fire Barn No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
1. Fire Barn No. 3 Marker
Inscription. Built for horse-drawn apparatus in 1896, in anticipation of city growth, Barn No. 3 was designed by Smith Hoag. It reflects the turn-of-the-century "Storefront Style" of fire barn architecture. Designated a local landmark in 1992.
 
Location. 42° 3.13′ N, 88° 16.294′ W. Marker is in Elgin, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and Duncan Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Dundee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elgin IL 60120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Illinois Watch Case Company (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Memorial Tribute to Elgin Academy's Patriotic Sons Who Served in the Great Civil War, 1861-1865 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin National Watch Company Factory Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin's Masonic Temple Cornerstone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin Milk Condensing Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elgin National Watch Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pinkertonís Early Home (approx. 3.2 miles away); Otto J. Maha (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elgin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Fire Barn No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
2. Fire Barn No. 3 Marker
Fire Barn No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
3. Fire Barn No. 3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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