Fire Station No. 6

Fire Station No. 6 (HM1M1I)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
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N 33° 45.323', W 84° 22.32'

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37-39 Boulevard, N.E.

As a boy Martin Luther King, Jr., played basketball behind Fire Station No. 6 and watched the white crews go out on calls. He and his friends knew that they could not dream of becoming firefighters because of the city's segregation laws. Finally, in 1963, 16 blacks were allowed to join the paid force, and, a few years later, Station 6 became the city's first integrated station.

When I was a kid...Station 6...was like a meeting place for all the kids...It was a place you could go to get information, to get help if you needed it. It was a vital part of the community...Billy Jordan

The city's first black firefighters (above) worked at Station 16 in Southwest Atlanta.
Firefighters muster here at Station 6 in 1928.
HM NumberHM1M1I
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743416 N 3738137
Decimal Degrees33.75538333, -84.37200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.323', W 84° 22.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 19.38" N, 84° 22' 19.2" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 471-499 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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