07/22/10 79 W, 2 I - + 4 - 2 Fire Pumps

Here's another artifact from Philadelphia's firefighting history, this time a former fire pump station at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The facility dates to 1903, and was operated as a USN shipyard until 1995. The site has been repurposed as a business center, with some Navy activity still on site. The place is also protected by a USN fire department, from a building that dates to the 1910s. Click to enlarge:

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