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Phoenix Fire Company

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1896. 17 N. Jardin St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Once, ethnically based volunteer companies provided both fire protection and camaraderie to America's urban immigrant neighborhoods. They are still found in the towns of the anthracite region; some, like the historically Irish Phoenix Fire Company, built elaborate Beaux-Arts edifices to house members and apparatus. The Polish American Fire Company (1921) is located one block away.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Phoenix Fire Company", [Shenandoah, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 451-451.

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