Elmwood Fire Station

The Elmwood Fire Station is also known as Holyoke Fire Station number 5. It is found at 490 South Street.

From at least 1893 to 1916, the station had Steamer Company number 5 an American Steam Fire Engine. They also had a Seagrave Hose and Chemical combination.

From at least 1918 to 1935, they had a 750-gallon triple combination pump – Pumping Company 5. Additionally, they had a Hook and Ladder Company number 5 which was a Seagrave combination chemical and two horse truck.

In 1919 it was called Engine 5 and Truck 5.

From at least 1949 to 1957, they had engine 5 there.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1895 map shows a Hook and Ladder Truck and a Hose Cart – all earlier maps show nothing

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map

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