Historic Firehouse No.2 - Stevens Point, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE
N 44° 31.005 W 089° 34.648
16T E 295154 N 4932501
The museum is the first secular museum of Portage County Historical Society's in the city displaying fire fighting equipment and art gallery in the oldest surviving municipal building in Stevens Point.
Waymark Code: WME40G
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 03/31/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 2

The oldest surviving municipal building in Stevens Point, the Stevens Point Fire Department was a volunteer outfit when the station was built. It initially housed a horse-drawn steam engine dubbed the "General Ellis".

From the site (visit link)

Built in 1885, this building was added on to c. 1895-6, just a years after Stevens Point became a full time fire department. Used until 1967, when the new headquarters building was built on Franklin St. Historic Fire House No 2 became the first YMCA building. When the Y moved out c.1974 the building was used for storage until 2006 when the Portage County Historical Society purchased it from the City of Stevens Point.

This building currently houses the 1933 American LaFrance truck purchased by the City at the Chicago World’s Fair, the c. 1890 hose wagon, and various other firefighting artifacts. It also houses the first printing press in Wisconsin, which was brought to Stevens Point, via Oshkosh, from Green Bay, where it printed the first newspaper in Wisconsin.
Cultural History?

Street Address:
Historic Fire House No.2 1949 Strongs Avenue Stevens Point WI 54481 (715) 341-3398

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
Historic Fire House No.2 open Saturday & Sunday Memorial day thru Labor day 1PM to 4PM

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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