Historic Pottstown Walking TourAfter a series of bad fires in 1870, Borough Council recognized the need for a local fire company and sent representatives to Philadelphia to purchase their first piece of equipment, a hand drawn pumper apparatus, from the Philadelphia Fire Company #18. On January 3, 1871, with the help of some local men Pottstown's first fire company, the Philadelphia Fire Company of Pottstown, was formed. In June of 1871, they added a horse-drawn Silsby steam engine apparatus and became the Philadelphia Steam Engine Fire Company #1 (nicknamed the "Phillies") at their incorporation on August 21, 1871.
|Placed By||Pottstown 250th Anniversary Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 444848 N 4455429|
|Decimal Degrees||40.24750000, -75.64845000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.85', W 75° 38.907'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 51.00" N, 75° 38' 54.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 239 Chestnut St, Pottstown PA 19464, US|
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