12/02/15 489 W, 8 I - + 15 - 11 Beaufort Fire Station Locations - 1898 to 1941


More fun with Sanborn Maps. This time to Carteret County and the town of Beaufort. Below are annotated map excerpts from 1898 to 1941, showing the various locations for the town's fire station. And fire stations, plural, as they had two and then three in the early decades of the last century. Following those is a table with descriptive information from the map sheets. Learn more about Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Also, see these BFD historical images, that we posted and blogged about in 2009. Click to enlarge:
 


 

 

Year Population Fire Department Fire Equipment Alarm System Water Supply
1898 2,000 Volunteer, 40 men. One combination chemical and hand engine, 1000' 2 1/2'' hose. N/A "Not good"
1904 2,000 N/A N/A N/A "Not good"
1908 2,200 Two companies with 34 white volunteer members in first company and  20 colored members in second company.
  • Company 1 - One Howe triplex gasoline engine, size 6' x 6'. One hose cart, 800'. [Also] 1000' 2 1/2" hose.
  • Company 2 - One hand engine. One hose cart 800 feet 2 1/2" hose.
N/A "For protection of the town not near the water, 8 driven wells have been sunk"
1913 2,500 One chief. Two companies. Two stations.
  • First company, white - Volunteer, 20 members - One paid driver. One partly paid engineer.
  • Second company, colored - Volunteer, 20 members.
  • Company 1 - One Howe triple gasoline engine, size 6' x 6'. One hose wagon carrying 800' 2 1/2" hose. 1000 feet 2 1/2" hose in reserve. One horse, used on street work during day. Drop harness.
  • Company 2 - One hand engine. One hose cart. 800' 2 1/2" hose.
Whistle. Eight artesian wells, three more coming. For fire protection only.
1924 3,200

Two volunteer companies of 42 men, none paid. Three stations.

  • One company 21 men, white.
  • One company 21 men, colored.

  • Station 1 - One horse-drawn hose reel with 800' 2 1/2" C.R.L. hose and two 2 1/2 gal. approved chem. extinguishers.

    To have by November 15, 1924, one Childs triple comb. pumper, chemical and hose mounted on Graham Dodge truck. 300 GPM, 800' 2 1/2" C.R.L. hose, two 2 1/2 gal. chem. extinguishers.
     
  • Station 2 - One hand hose reel with 350' 2 1/2" C.R.L. hose.
     
  • Station 3 - One hand hose reel with 350' 2 1/2" C.R.L. hose.
Whistle at ice plant and whistle at pumping station. 48 hydrants
1941 3,200 Partly paid, one station.
  • One Chief partly paid.
  • One Asst. Chief partly paid.
  • One driver fully paid.
  • Four asst. drivers partly paid.
  • 44 men partly paid.
  • One American LaFrance triple comb. motor truck, 1000 GPM, 1000' 2 1/2'' hose, 120 gal. booster tank, 40' of ladder.
  • One Dodge truck, Darley equipment, triple comb. 500 GPM, 200 gal. booster tanker, 1,200' 2 1/2'' hose. 1000' 2 1/2" hose in reserve. One 40 gallon chem. tank. 40' of ladder.
  • One Graham Bros. triple comb. motor truck 500 GPM, 600' 2 1/2'' hose.

Notes:

  • 1927 American LaFrance pumper, source.
  • Fire station burned on August 5, 1966. See blog post.
  • Replaced with current structure at 900 Cedar Street.
Gamewell alarm system. Ten boxes. Alarm by whistle at fire station. 58 hydrants






  
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