Minneapolis Former Fire Station_ 27 (1913-1993) and Apparatus
    

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Minneapolis Station 27 (1913-1993)
and Apparatus (if available)

 




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4554 Nicollet Avenue, at 46th Street, NW corner, doors face East

 

Station faces East

Currently (2004) occupied as a restaurant

  • May 1, 1913 Opened with Engine 27
  • December 10, 1934 Combination 27 now in service with Buffalo Quad
  • August 28, 1947 Buffalo combination to Engine 28 (Comb 27 now two rigs)
  • 1952 Additional stall added (Eng 27 to 17s October 27 to November 19, 1952)
  • July 15, 1955 Buffalo Quad back at Station 27
  • May 9, 1960 Engine 27 & Ladder 8 replace Combination 27
  • January 12, 1968 Booster tank installed on Engine 27 due to freeways
  • April 16, 1969 Ladder 8 recieves new enlosed cab
  • May 10, 1993 Station closed when new Station 27 opened

 





Photo source: Unknown

  Map of Station location from 1912 Sanborn Maps, Vol. 5, Sheet 529
Click here for a .PDF of the full map sheet  



Photo source: Minnesota Historical Society

Engine/Hose 27 (on the left),  1926 Pierce Arrow/MFD Open Cab, 600 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 67760, 1918 chassis,
Shown here in 1935 before the extra apparatus bay was added in 1952
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 1
  • Engine 7

Photo source: Unknown

  Quad 27, (on the right)1934 Buffalo, see below for the fully restored version of this apparatus  



Photo source: MFD / WPA

Engine 23,  1932 FWD-MFD Open Cab, 900 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# MFD-5 , shown here 'visiting' at former Station 27
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 8
  • Engine 19



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

  An additional shot of former Station 27 in 1963  



Photo source: Jack Mersereau

Quad 27 (Combination 27),  1934 Buffalo Open Cab, 1000 gpm pump, 120 gal tank, Apar. Serial# 1296, Northern pump, Shop# 7118  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 28
  • Combination 27 (again)



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine 27,  1954 Ward LaFrance Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 3407, 250 Gal tank added 1968, Shop# 7169  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 28



Photo source: Paige Van Vorst

Engine 27,  1954 Ward LaFrance Sedan, 1250gpm, Squrt, Shop# 7169 Serial# 3407 , 250 Gal tank added 1968  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 28



Photo source: Paige Van Vorst

Ladder 8,  1954 Pirsch Open Cab, ladder, Shop# 7108 Serial# 2174 , Cab added 1962  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 1
  • Ladder 2



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Ladder 8 Tractor,  1961 International Coupe Cab Frwd, Apar. Serial# 86581, towing 1935 Pirsch trailer 924, Shop# 7102  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 10



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Ladder 8 Tractor,  1961 International Coupe Cab Frwd, Apar. Serial# 86581, towing 1935 Pirsch trailer 924, Shop# 7102  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 10



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine 27,  1965 Pirsch Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 2754, 250 Gal tank added 1968, Shop# 7184  
  • Served valso as:
  • Engine 26
  • Engine 28



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine 27,  1965 Pirsch Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 2754, 250 Gal tank added 1968, Shop# 7184  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 26
  • Engine 28



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine/Hose 27,  1974 Ford L/General Safety Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, 500 gal tank, Chass. Mfg Job# K90TVY38603 / Apar. Fabr. Serial# 74MET16, Shop# 7193  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 8



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Ladder 8 Tractor,  1976 Ford L Sedan, Apar. Serial# K907VA88091, 1954 Pirsch trailer 2174, Shop# 7108  
  • Served also as:
  • Ladder 6
  • Ladder 7



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine 27,  1981 International S/General Safety Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, 500 gal tank, Shop# 7168  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 8



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Engine 27,  1985 International S/General Safety Sedan, 1250 gpm pump, 500 gal tank, Shop# 7174  
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 8
 



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