05/09/12 160 W, 1 I - + 2 - 3 What a Cistern Lid Looks Like


This cistern lid is located in Washington Square in Savannah, GA. The lid, which measures four or five feet in diameter, is located 20 feet north of a brass plaque that sits upon a brick stand. The plaque reads:
Washington Fire Company No. 9 - 1847 to 1875

Located at this site. The volunteer Washington Fire Company No. 9 provided fire protection to Washington and adjacent wards for 28 years. The top of a cistern visible 20 feet north served as a water reservoir for the fire apparatus. The men of the Washington Fire Company were memorialized by the placement of this cornerstone at Fire Station No. 1, which was built at 522 East Brought Street in 1878. This was Savannah's first municipal fire station, which was demolished in 1962.

Dedicated to the brave firemen of Fire Station No. 1

Who also served as mentors and role models for the youth of the "Old Fort" section of Savannah.

October 14, 2007.

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