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Milltown in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Main Street Firehouse

 
 
South Main Street Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Kokoska, July 13, 2016
1. South Main Street Firehouse Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1889, the building served as Milltown School No. 78 until 1908 when the Milltown Public School was built on West Church Street. Once the move was made to the newer facility, this structure was used as the Milltown Municipal Building and Court Room. In 1911 it was renovated to house the newly formed Fire Department as well. The municipal offices and court moved to a new location in 1956. Eureka Engine Company No. 1, of the Milltown Fire Department, continues to operate out of the building to this day. Although the cupola is gone and an addition has been made, the firehouse looks much the way it did in 1889. The original blackboards from its school days are still being used to log fire calls.

The building played a very important role in the history of Milltown, serving capacities crucial to the community. In addition, this is the oldest structure in Middlesex County housing an active and functioning Fire Department.

This Historic Site Marker is a gift to the people of Milltown from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2012.
 
Erected 2012 by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 40° 26.854′ N, 74° 26.049′ W. Marker is in Milltown, New Jersey, in Middlesex County

South Main Street Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Kokoska, July 13, 2016
2. South Main Street Firehouse Marker
. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 South Main Street, Milltown NJ 08850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. L.J. Smith Farmhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Basilone Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Selman Waksman and Antibiotics (approx. 2.3 miles away); Milestones in Microbiology (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Ravine Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Indian Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); South River World War I Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old School Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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