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In Memorial

1955 - 2005

 
 
In Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
1. In Memorial Marker
Inscription. Six members of the Baltimore City Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Tru-Fit clothing company 507-509 East Baltimore Street on February 16, 1955.

Batallion Chief Francis P. O'Brien, Fourth Batallion Fire Fighter Joseph C. Hanley, Engine Company 13 Fire Fighter Anthony M. Reinsfelder, Truck Company 16 Fire Fighter Rudolph A. Machovec, Engine Company 15 Fire Fighter Richard F. Melzer, Engine Company 15 Fire Fighter William W. Barnes, Engine 17 / Engine 2

February 16, 2005

William J. Goodwin, Jr., Chief of Fire Department - Martin O'Malley, Mayor
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 39° 17.394′ N, 76° 36.529′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Baltimore Street and North Gay Street, on the left when traveling east on East Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Cardinal Gibbons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rembrandt Peale (about 400 feet away); On This Location (about 500 feet away); War Memorial
The building currently on the fire site image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2008
2. The building currently on the fire site
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named War Memorial (about 500 feet away); A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes (about 500 feet away); The Negro Heroes of the United States (about 500 feet away); Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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