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Slatington in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall Marker
Inscription. Slatington Borough Council purchased this property in 1888 to erect the town’s first fire station. Council decided the new building would house both the fire company and Slatington’s municipal offices. Dedicated on November 28, 1889, the building housed the town’s first fire apparatus. The construction of an annex in 1911 allowed for additional borough offices above the engine room. Slatington borough conducted business here for 65 years before relocating to the former Roosevelt elementary school in 1976. Hose Company No. 1 remained at this location until the borough centralized the town’s three fire companies in 1986.
 
Erected 2008 by Northern Lehigh Future Focus.
 
Location. 40° 45.025′ N, 75° 36.832′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and 4th Street on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Slatington PA 18080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neff House Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Truckers Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); John Kern Barn (approx. ¼ mile away); George Kern Home
Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); First School Slate Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warrior’s Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kern Settlers (approx. half a mile away); Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slatington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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