First Hose Company

First Hose Company (HM2E2C)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.476', W 77° 43.26'

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The First Hagerstown Hose Company dates to 1815. Its hand pumper was originally housed in a shed located on the north side of St. John's Lutheran Church, one block to your left.

In 1881, the First Hose Company purchased this site and in July, broke ground for a new fire station. Constructed by contractor Jacob Dayhoff for $115,310, the new First Hose Company building was known as the "Hose Opera House." A social hall was located in the upper part of the building which was used for fairs, shows, meetings, conventions and other assembly type uses.

Displayed in this building is "Pet", an 1823 John Rogers Company end-stroke hand-pumper manufactured in Baltimore. It is the oldest fire apparatus known to exist that served in Hagerstown.
HM NumberHM2E2C
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Date Added Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 10:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266508 N 4391481
Decimal Degrees39.64126667, -77.72100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.476', W 77° 43.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 28.56" N, 77° 43' 15.6" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 S Potomac St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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