(1736-1843)This first truly volunteer fire company in the US served as a model for others across the nation. Members, including Ben Franklin, purchased tools stored here in Grindstone Alley, helped provide a fire bell, buckets, and an engine for the city, and developed the idea of fire insurance.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 487653 N 4422225|
|Decimal Degrees||39.95006667, -75.14453333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.004', W 75° 8.672'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 0.24" N, 75° 8' 40.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||267, 484, 215, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 219 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US|
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