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Out of the Box: Central Fire Station No.1

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Postcard of Central Fire Station No. 1 in Canton, Ohio. This is most likely the station that was added onto and redesigned in 1908. *Postmark on the back is dated 1914.

 

 

The Central Fire Station No. 1  was built in 1882 and was located on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Court SW, in the same block as the City Hall in downtown Canton. The station was equipped with a bell that would trip the stalls where the horses were ready for duty. Over the years some remodeling took place of the original 1882 building, however it remained at the same location until sometime between 1957-1959. It was then torn down to make room for the new City Hall that was dedicated in 1960. Currently the No.1 Fire station is located at 110 7th St. SW. in Canton.

 

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1914 Sanborn Map showing the details of the Central Fire Station No. 1 on Third St. and Court Ave SW

 

 

For more information about the history of the Canton Fire Department see:

Online:

Canton Fire Department-History

IAFF Local 249-Canton, Ohio

 

At the Library:

Canton Fire Department 1822-1997 by John Cespedes and Scott D. Walton

The Stark County Story by Edward Thornton Heald

Canton City Directory

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Canton Fire Department News Clipping File

Canton Sesquicentennial

Genealogy News: New Map of Canton in Genealogy

 

 

 

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