3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21

3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 (HM2HA3)

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The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota

—27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —

The story of Fire Station No. 21 begins in 1894, when fire engines were large wagons pulled by a team of horses that transported firemen and equipment. Until 1901, the station had only a "chemical engine," an extinguisher unit meant to contain the fire until steamers and hose wagons arrived from a better equipped station. By 1912, the station had grown to house 13 firefighters, seven horses, and a combined chemical and hose wagon. For most of the fire station's existence, residents reported fires through alarm boxes placed around the neighborhood. The Minneapolis Fire Department occupied the building until 1961. During a 1999 renovation of the building, the original firehouse floor was revealed, its 12-inch-wide oak planks still bearing the impressions of horseshoes.

La historia de Fire Station No. 21 comienza en 1894, cuando los camiones de bomberos consistían en carretas a caballo que transportaban bomberos y equipo. Hasta 1901, la estación contaba con solo un camió "químico" de bomberos, un extintor para contener el incendio hasta que llegara la máquina de vapor y carretas a caballo desde una estación mejor equipada. En 1912, la estación ya incluía 13 bomberos, siete caballos, y una carreta con equipo químico y mangueras. Por mucha de su existencia, se reportaban incendios por cajas de alarma instaladas por el barrio. El Minneapolis Fire Department ocupó el edificio hasta 1961. Durante su renovación en 1999, se encontró el piso original de la estación, sus tablas de roble aún marcando la impresión de las herraduras.

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HM NumberHM2HA3
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByLake Street Council
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Date Added Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 481548 N 4977213
Decimal Degrees44.94811667, -93.23390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.887', W 93° 14.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 53.22" N, 93° 14' 2.04" W
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