Fire Station No. 16

Fire Station No. 16 (HM222Y)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30314 Fulton County
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N 33° 45.8', W 84° 25.317'

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Erected 1963

During the Civil Rights Movement, members of the African-American community pressured the Mayor and City Council of Atlanta to integrate the city's fire department. In 1962, Mayor Ivan Alan, authorized the first hiring of sixteen African American firemen. On April 1, 1963, after completing training, they were housed at Fire Station No. 16, as stations were not yet integrated.

Located in 1048 Simpson Rd. (now Joseph E. Boone Blvd.), the station was built upon the former property of Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, the world's first African American middleweight champion.

Continuing the efforts to diversify the fire department, Mayor Maynard Jackson ordered the hiring of seven African-American women to serve as firefighters in 1977.

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Atlanta's First African-American Male Firefighters Johnny Belcher Ralph Lester · Frank Bolden Quinton Redding · Harvey Bowen Harold Rosemond · Theodore Ector James Maddox · William Hamer Elbert Morrow · Milton Harp Marvin Reed · William Callier Emmett Smith · Gatrell Jordan, Jr. Robert Ware.

Atlanta's First African-American Female Firefighters Lisa Bradley · Shella Calloway · Louvenia Jenkins · Janice Jones · Sheila Kirkland · Emma C. Morris · Liz R. Summers.
HM NumberHM222Y
Year Placed2013
Placed ByAtlanta City Council Member At-Large Michael Julian Bond
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738766 N 3738901
Decimal Degrees33.76333333, -84.42195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.8', W 84° 25.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 48" N, 84° 25' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1048 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta GA 30314, US
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