November 12, 1987 |
Just when the Prospect Park firehouse at 10th and Lincoln Avenues was due to get a new $12,450 roof, an inspection of the building has turned up about $80,000 worth of additional repair needs. Edward Korab, the borough engineer, disclosed Tuesday night that the firehouse needs rewiring of its electrically controlled bay doors, replacement of side access doors, window repairs, complete recaulking of the building and eventual replacement of the three huge overhead bay doors. Speaking at a meeting of the Borough Council, Korab estimated that the cost of replacing the bay doors alone would be $70,000.
July 16, 1987 |
The Morton Borough Council and two representatives of the borough's volunteer fire company have agreed on the specifications for a proposed building that would include a three-bay firehouse, a borough garage and offices. The agreement came at a special meeting Monday night. In three previous special meetings during the last year, the fire company and the council members had been unable to reach an agreement on the scope of the project. The council voted unanimously to direct H. Gilroy Damon, the borough engineer, to draw up plans for the building, based on the agreement reached at the meeting.
March 17, 1996 |
"This is the best . . . I ever had. " The little cherub sitting at a table across the Engine 46 dining room was polishing off the last of something delectable. Alas, the distance plus the noise of music and conversation were such that I couldn't decipher what it was that had so pleased the child. What was obvious from her broad smile, however, was that she was delighted to be dining here. So, it appeared, were the half-dozen other small fry throughout the dining room in this relatively new but very popular restaurant in a turn-of-the-century firehouse at Reed and Water Streets behind the RiverView Plaza in South Philadelphia.
March 6, 1992 |
With scant major shows in the offing locally, collectors may need to travel farther afield this weekend to find the antiques of their dreams. But for those who want to stick relatively close to home, the following events can provide a quick fix. With more than 40 dealers expected, the Mauricetown Fire Company's 19th annual Winter Antiques Show may be the best bet of the small lot. The show is being held at the company station on Nobel Street in...
July 14, 1987 |
Sparky became an "official" firehouse dog yesterday, when Fire Commissioner William C. Richmond awarded him Badge No. 1. The 8-month-old Dalmatian, who in December joined the station housing Engine Company 8 and Ladder Company 2 at Fourth and Arch Streets, will wear his badge in an appropriate canine place: on his collar.
December 11, 1988 |
The Morton Borough Council has opened bids for construction of a firehouse and municipal garage, which are expected to cost $300,000. At a special council meeting Wednesday, the council examined 16 bids that were submitted by contractors seeking to do site development, mechanical contracting, electrical work or general construction work on the two buildings. This is the second time that bids have been opened for the project. At its November meeting, the council rejected bids that would have boosted the cost of the buildings to more than $380,000, said Mayor Gerald Connolly.
July 13, 2015 |
As befitting a city that established America's first volunteer firefighting company, Philadelphia is full of interesting old firehouses. After the volunteers were converted into a professional department in 1870, the city went on a firehouse-building binge. The stout, H.H. Richardson-inspired firehouse in South Kensington is one of the great survivors from that period. Once home to Engine 29, the firehouse at 1221 N. Fourth St. was constructed in 1893 in the Romanesque Revival style.
May 21, 1987 |
The sale of the Warrington Township Fire Company property to the township to use for a municipal government complex, has one major unresolved issue: the selling price. "We've pretty much gotten our preliminary language all agreed to, who would be responsible for what areas," said fire company treasurer Gerry Anderson, who described himself as the volunteer company's "No. 1 negotiator. " "It's really waiting on the supervisors now to put a financial figure on it," he said of the agreement, which he added has been in township hands for about three weeks.
March 1, 1987 |
Mud covered Dennis Conway - so much mud that only his eyes and wide smile showed through it. "Oh, boy, I'll tell you, that's more work than it looks," he said, still catching his breath after five minutes of mud wrestling at the Brandywine firehouse in Coatesville. "It's harder to stay on your feet in there than it is to fight. I could hardly stand up in there!" This was last weekend, at a Feb. 21 fund-raising event for the volunteer Brandywine Fire Company and the Coatesville Area Jaycees.