Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Southwest Boulevard Fire
August 18, 1959
Captain George Bartels
Firefighter Delbert Stone
Firefighter Neal Owen
Captain Peter Sirna
Civilian Francis J. Toomes
To each who come before this
memorial in remembrance of the final
fire for these six, we pray you
remember them not for what they lost,
but rather what they gave. They have
been and will forever be,
Erected by Kansas City, Missouir Fire Fighters Local No. 42 & Local No. 64, I.A.F.F.
Location. 39° 4.36′ N, 94° 36.436′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Southwest Boulevard north of 31st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3054 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosedale War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away in Kansas); Rosedale Memorial Arch (approx. ¾ mile away in Kansas); Charles Carroll Spalding (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex (approx. 0.9 miles away); The George Rushton Baking Company Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters Memorial (approx. one mile away); VFW Centennial Plaza (approx. one mile away); Citizen - Soldier (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . .
1. KMBC-TV Video of the 1959 Southwest Boulevard Fire. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ceremony honors victims of 1959 Kansas City fire. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.