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Globe Village Fire Station Southbridge Massachusetts
TitleGlobe Village Fire Station Southbridge Massachusetts
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SubjectFire stations--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Fire departments--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works
DescriptionBuilt in 1894, the Globe Village Fire Station is located at the foot of West Street in Southbridge. Constructed of brick, it has a Colonial Revival influence to its appearance. There are corner pilasters, segmental arched windows and doors, and a corbel table that comprise its decorative elements. A circular window is set into the facade, over the sign stating year of construction, 1894. Three arched openings lead into the fire station. The building in the rear of the fire station has a large ornate cupola. The Hamilton Woolen Co. had previously established a fire company and consented to the use of their engine by the town. According to the Souvenir of Southbridge (1898), the first efforts at starting a fire company [by the town] were made in 1832, "The first fire after the formation of the company is recorded as taking place Saturday evening, Jan. 19, 1833, at Globe Village. Another similarly titled publication "Southbridge: A Souvenir" published in 1899 by the Ladies Circle and YPCU of the First Universalist Society of Southbridge had the following information: "Southbridge has always possessed an excellent and efficient fire department. From the days of the old tub machine to the present, the department has been an honor to the town and has had enrolled in its membership many of the most prominent citizens, who, as soon as they drop out of active service, join the Veteran Firemen's Association, which has under its care the famous 'Tiger' hand-engine. The department consists of two steam fire engines and two hook and ladder trucks, modernly equipped and comfortably housed. The left hand picture is that occupied by the Globe Village department."
CreatorPease, Aaron H.
SourceImage from page 29 of the A.H. Pease album #2
RelationIs part of the photographic collection of the Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Coverage42 degrees 04' N 72 degrees 02' W
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