[Longview Volunteer Fire Company]

Description

Photograph of the first Longview Volunteer Fire Company in Longview, Texas. The fire company was organized in 1885 using horse drawn fire carts. The fire company was located on the south side of Tyler Street between Fredonia and Center streets. City Hall was located upstairs. Cumberland Presbyterian Church is visible on the far left of the photograph. There are three horse-drawn fire carts parked outside the station.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1885.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Longview Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 47 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Longview Public Library

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Description

Photograph of the first Longview Volunteer Fire Company in Longview, Texas. The fire company was organized in 1885 using horse drawn fire carts. The fire company was located on the south side of Tyler Street between Fredonia and Center streets. City Hall was located upstairs. Cumberland Presbyterian Church is visible on the far left of the photograph. There are three horse-drawn fire carts parked outside the station.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010 is comprised of photographs, postcards, maps, letters, yearbooks, and other materials that reflect on bygone eras of Texas history.

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Creation Date

  • 1885

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 27, 2011, 2:23 p.m.

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  • Nov. 7, 2016, 12:47 p.m.

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[Longview Volunteer Fire Company], photograph, 1885; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191207/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Longview Public Library.