Minneapolis Former Fire Station_ 8 (1884-1939) and Apparatus
    

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Minneapolis Station 8 (1884-1939)
and Apparatus (if available)

 




Photo source: Minnesota Historical Society

 
 

2749 Blaisdell Avenue at 28th Street (43x95ft) doors face West

 

Station has been razed

  • May1, 884 Opened as Station J with Chemical 2
  • January 12, 1891 Department was reorganized, and became MFD Station 8
  • January, 1895 Hose 8 now in service
  • November, 1895 Ladder 5 now in service at Station 8
  • December 28, 1895 Engine 8 now in service
  • December 27, 1895 Chemical 2 to new Station 22 at 42nd & Lyndale S
  • April 5, 1913 Ladder 5 out of service (also out May-Nov 1912)
  • October 1, 1914 Ladder 5 back in service at Station 8
  • May 12, 1921 Hose 23 now at Station 8, Station 23 closed
  • February 19, 1922 Hose 23 back to Station 23
  • December 2, 1929 Ladder 5 to Station 23 when Ladder 12 closed at Sta 28
  • May 18, 1933 Hose 8 moved to Station 26 to become Hose 26
  • December 10, 1934 Ladder 5 returns when Comb 27 put in service
  • May 22, 1939 Eng 8, Lad 5 to Station 23 as station closed to rebuild on same site

 



Photo source: Unknown




Photo source: Unknown

 
Map of Station location from 1912 Sanborn Maps, Vol. 4, Sheet 375
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Photo source: Brown Collection

Hose 8,  1898 MFD Wagon w/Chemical #13  
  • Archie Williams
  • Charles Hatch
  • Driver John Hall
  • Captain Phil Canterbury



Photo source: Minnesota Historical Society

Engine 8 (on the right),  1921 American LaFrance Open Cab, 900 gpm pump, 40 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 3644  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 6
  • Engine 21
  • Engine 24
  • Engine 13
  • Engine 21 (again)

Photo source: Unknown

Ladder 5 Tractor (on the left),  1916 American LaFrance Open Cab, Apar. Serial# 1288, 92 MFD ST#2/MFD ST#8,  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 4



Photo source: Unknown

Engine 8,  1932 FWD-MFD Open Cab, 900 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# MFD-5
Was restored in the mid-1990's by two retired Minneapolis firefighters - Firefighter Don Bethke and Battalion Chief Dick Quarnstrom
  • Engine 8 from 1932 to 1935
  • Engine 23 from 1935 to 1946
  • Engine 19 from 1946 to 1952
  • Reserve from 1953 to 1959
 



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