Highland Fire Station

The Highland (or the Ward Seven) Fire Station is at 1034 Hampden Street. This is known as Holyoke Fire Station number 3. It existed from 1884 to 1969. They had a steamer, hose wagon, and chemical engine.

They had a company called the Steamer Company number 3 from at least 1886 on. They used a LaFrance Steam Engine.

They also had a Metropolitan steam fire engine using three horses.

The Hook and Ladder Company number 3 was also here. From 1887 to 1903 this hook and ladder truck reached to 40 feet. In 1905 they used a Leverich Hook and Ladder (45 feet).

They had two hose companies: Hose Company number 3-A using a Knox combination hose and chemical auto and then Hose Company number 3-B an auto hose truck.

In 1919, they had Pump 3 and Truck 3.

In 1938 a new drill tower was added to the station.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1895 map – the 1884 and 1889 maps show nothing

Sanborn 1915 map

  • first class Amoskeag steamer
  • motor combination wagon and hose
  • 40 gallon chemical tank
  • reserve horse drawn hose wagon
  • hook and ladder truck

Sanborn 1949 map shows a greatly expanded station

Sanborn 1956 map

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