07/02/12 128 W, 1 I - + 9 - 3 Granville Perkins Watercolor Collection of Philadelphia Firehouses

Found this this weekend, a collection of watercolor paintings of Philadelphia firehouses circa 1860. These are all volunteer companies, some of which would comprise the career department formed in 1871. These are probably the only representations of same readily available. Casual Google Maps Street View browsing finds a five that are still standing: Friendship Hose House - Sepviva and Norris Streets, Marian [Hose] House - 542 Queen Street, Shuylkill Hose and Truck - 1227 Locust Street, Southwark Hose House - 512 South 3rd Street  (and still looks like it!), Tivoli [Hose House] - 2200 Brown Street. Pretty neat. View the collection or Google for other access points to the collection. Or read about my PFD engine house research.

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