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Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Firefighters

Check out this photo from Parkville-Overlea history.

Parkville's current fire station, located on Putty Hill Avenue near Old Harford Road, sure looks different than this one.

This photo, taken in 1919, shows the Parkville Volunteer Fire Company and their Republic fire engine which is nearly a century old today.

The bell in the bell tower of the fire house building in the background is on display on the lawn of Parkville's Station 10 today.

Do you know where the original Parkville Volunteer Fire Company was located?

Share your answer and your memories of Parkville-Overlea in the comments.

Mark September 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Taylor Av btwn Harford and Old Harford
Mark Lundin September 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
2906 Taylor Ave Long Green Volunteer Fire Company history: "The Equipment Committee reported that a 1917 Republic truck, was available from the Parkville Volunteer Fire Company, which had discontinued operation, for $200.00. The truck carried a 30 gallon soda and acid chemical tank, 100 foot of chemical hose, a 2-man hand operated water pump, 500 foot of 1 1/2 inch hose, ladders, axes, nozzles and other miscellaneous equipment. The truck was received and put into service on May 15, 1931. This truck received it's first real test on August 29, 1931 when, with a truck from the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company, it pumped a 4,000 foot hose line from the branch on Manor Road north of Sweet Air to a house fire at Manor and Sweet Air Roads." http://www.lgvfc.com/history.php
Mark Lundin September 27, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Here is some more interesting reading regarding the site of the old Parkville Volunteer Fire Company: http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6081973/historian-parkville-residents-disagree/ (6/03/05) http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6061818/landmark-status-closer-parkville-firehouse/ (9/15/05) http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6061526/firehouse-gets-some-respect/ (3/01/06) http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6062797/reclaiming-old-building-agendamuseum-coffee-shop-envisioned-firehouse/ (1/24/07) http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6056124/old-firehouse-may-become-focus-parkville-history/ (1/24/07) http://archives.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/6087713/bank-could-sell-old-firehouse/ (1/30/07)

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