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Fire Department Elm Street Southbridge
TitleFire Department Elm Street Southbridge
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SubjectSouthbridge (Mass.)--Fire Department--Pictorial works; Fire departments--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Fire fighters--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Fire engines--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic districts--Massachusetts--Southbridge
DescriptionView of the Southbridge Fire Department Headquarters on Elm Street, looking west. Architects on the project were: George Clemence; H. A. Haricot; Gilbert M Parks; and George L. Winter. A two-story brick construction with dormers and a bell tower, the building has Romanesque windows and doorways. Additions have been added in 1940 and 1961. Officially known as No. 1 Engine House, constructed in 1899 and inscribed on bell tower. According to "Southbridge: A Souvenir", published by the Ladies' Circle and YPCA of the First Universalist Society of Southbridge "The building for the Centre companies is in process of erection on Elm street and will cost upwards of $25, 000, including land. The uniformed members of the department and a ladder truck are depicted in front of the Fire Department. An historic location, formerly, the site housed the tavern where the new town was planned, the Freeman blacksmith shop, the ancient elm tree planted by Mrs Freeman returning from horse riding, from a switch or sapling elm she had used as a whip.
RelationOn back of original photo is stamped John Serleto, Southbridge, Mass. Is part of a photographic collection at Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Coverage42 degrees 04' N 72 degrees 02' W
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