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2nd Alarm on Dec. 23, 1943 at Kay Jewelry Store, 409-411 7th Street NW.

 

TODAY IN DCFD HISTORY

OLD ENGINE 24 FIREHOUSE

 

 On January 18, 1837 the Perseverance Fire Company was formed. The Perseverance Company succeeded in the apparatus of the Phoenix Company, which was made effective by an appropriation of $100 to repair things. At that time it was housed in a small frame building near the corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. N. W.  A new house was erected at 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. N. W. This company served 1837 – 1864

   Also in January 18, 1837 the Union Fire Company was fully reorganized. A new house was built this year located at 19th & H Streets N.W. In 1862 the Federal government took over the house and the Union Fire Company moved to 21st Street & Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. 

 

 

 

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