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WATERWITCH HOOK AND LADDER FIRE STATION NO. 1

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1913; 1926, 1954 additions. 33 East St.

This fire station replaced an earlier one on the same site. Its original two-story section has a large round-arched opening for horse-drawn engines and a pair of corner towers. The east tower is topped by a tempietto sheltering the siren. In 1926 a one-story addition in matching buff-colored brick was added to the west for another vehicle bay. An elliptical-arched opening filling almost its entire facade was intended to accommodate the new motorized fire trucks. A smaller office addition was attached to the west in c. 1954. The all-volunteer Water-witch Company served from this station until consolidation of three downtown fire stations in 1986. The building was sold to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and thoughtfully adapted for office space and storage.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie
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  • 1913

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Citation

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "WATERWITCH HOOK AND LADDER FIRE STATION NO. 1", [Annapolis, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MD-01-WS38.

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 50-50.

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