St. Paul Former Fire Station_ 8 (1883-1930) and Apparatus
    

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St. Paul Former Station 8 (1883-1930)
and Apparatus (if available)

 




Photo source: Minnesota Historical Society

 
 

#79 8th St.at n.w. cor. Minnesota

 

Station has been razed

Fire Headquarters, 1883-1898.

  • Ladder 2 - 1883-1930
  • Chemical 1 - 1883-1886
  • Engine 8 - 1886-1930
  • Squad 1 - 1912-1922, 1923-1930
  • Engine 4 - 1922
  • Water Tower 1 - 1918-1930

 



Photo source: Unknown

Engine 8,  1885 Ahrens Mfg., Engine 1st Class, 3-Horse hitch, Serial #448, 900-gpm

Both the Hose 8, and Ladder 2 rigs are undentified  



Photo source: Unknown




Photo source: StPFD Relief Assoc,. (Hennessey)

Engine 8,  1899 Waterous, Engine Extra 1st Class, 3-Horse hitch, Serial #102, 1,100-gpm, (in the center)  

Photo source: Unknown

Ladder 2,  1887 Preston, Aerial Ladder Truck, 4-Horse hitch, 93ft Metal Aerial Ladder (partially visible, on the right)  



Photo source: StPFD/Paul Barret

Squad 1,   1912 Pierce-Arrow Open Cab, Apar. Serial# 66446, 40-gallon chemical tank shown in front of Station 1 at Ninth & Main St.



Photo source: Ramsey County Historical Society

Ladder 2, 2-wheel tractor,   1916 Seagrave Open Cab, Apar. Serial# 14984, towing 1909 ALF 85ft aerial ladder  



Photo source: Dale Magee/Walt Pittman

Water Tower 1,   1918 Seagrave Open Cab, 65ft, Apar. Serial# 17600, 65ft water towinger with deck pipe, Shop# 272  



Photo source: Ramsey County Historical Society

Water Tower 1,   1918 Seagrave Open Cab, 65ft, Apar. Serial# 17600, 65ft water towinger with deck pipe, Shop# 272

The 1918 Seagrave Water Tower and crew in front of Station 8.



Photo source: Steve A. Skaar

Water Tower 1,  1918 Seagrave Open Cab, 65ft, Apar. Serial# 17600, 65ft water towinger with deck pipe, Shop# 272

Shown fully restored in the 1990's



Photo source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Hose 8,   1919 White/StPFD Open Cab, Apar. Serial# F-231, 1913 ex-police chassis add/ deck gun, .

Work began in 1916 to convert this 1913 White chassis (a former police truck) into a hose wagon. With a large deck gun mounted on its side the rig was assigned to Hose 8 at Station 8 at 8th & Minnesota Streets.
  • Served also as:
  • Hose 4
  • Hose 1
  • Hose 19



Photo source: Paul Barret (collection)

Engine 8 Tractor,  1919 American LaFrance Open Cab (on the far left), Apar. Serial# 1413, towing 1899 Waterous steamer #102  
  • Served also as:
  • Egine 4

Photo source: Unknown

Hose 8,  1919 White/StPFD Open Cab (second on the left), Apar. Serial# F-231, 1913 ex-police chassis add/ deck gun  
  • Served also as:
  • Hose 4
  • Hose 1
  • Hose 19

Photo source: Unknown

Squad 1,  1912 Pierce-Arrow Open Cab (second on the right), Apar. Serial# 66446, 40-gallon chemical tank  

Photo source: Unknown

Ladder 2 Tractor,  1916 Seagrave Open Cab (on the far right), Apar. Serial# 14984, towing 1909 ALF 85ft aerial ladder  



Photo source: Duane Troxel

"Engine 22",  1925 Ahrens-Fox NS2 Open Cab, 1000 gpm pump, Apar. Serial# 1658, leased,

Shown later in approx 1960's fully restored on the apron of current Station 22

This rig never served as Engine 22, but was restored by thefighters at Station 22 so it received a '22' for recognition
  • Served also as:
  • Engine 8
  • Engine 11
  • Engine 4
 



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