Florence Firehouse

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The Florence Firehouse is located at 8415 North 29th Street in the Florence neighborhood in the north end of Omaha, Nebraska. Built in 1888, it housed Florence Hose Company #1.[1]

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The original Florence Fire Station was a "temporary" wood structure built in 1854 by the Florence city council. Located at the intersection of State and 4th Street, now called 29th Street, the Firehouse was simply a large garage that could accommodate two horses and the fire rig.

The city built a new structure of brick in 1888, and the volunteer firemen were called Fire Hose Company #1. When the City of Omaha annexed Florence in 1917, they immediately abandoned the station.In 1998 it was purchased by the Florence Historical Society.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (nd) Florence Firehouse. Retrieved 6/11/07.
  2. ^ (nd) Florence Firehouse. Retrieved 6/11/07.

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Coordinates: 41°20′13″N 95°57′32″W / 41.33694°N 95.95889°W / 41.33694; -95.95889