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Engine Company No. 11

 
 
Engine Company No. 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 29, 2015
1. Engine Company No. 11 Marker
Inscription. One of 22 fire companies established under the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1871. In 1919, it became a segregated African American unit whose members distinguished themselves through professional service. Desegregated in 1952.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.569′ N, 75° 9.547′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1016 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Frances E.W. Harper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob C. White Jr. (about 400 feet away); Institute For Colored Youth (about 500 feet away); Standard Theatre (about 500 feet away); Henry George (about 600 feet away); William Whipper (about 600 feet away); Benjamin Banneker Institute (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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