Fire Hose Tower, Freeport, Maine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 43° 51.312 W 070° 06.160
19T E 411379 N 4856381
Quick Description: This old fire hose tower was built befor 1901.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 8:23:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMFDVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr. 0
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Freeport, Maine Fire Department has a website that lists the history of the fire department, and on a list of equipment that was in service in 1901, the first items listed are (with their value, at that time):

Hose House and Tower $465.00
Hose House Lot $125.00

Today, the hose tower has been renovated and houses the Freeport USA Vistors Center (a downtown association), and is currently being renovated to also perform double duty as a ticketing location and waiting area for the new Amtrak service that will be coming to Freeport in 2013.
Current Use: Visitor Center

Year Originally Built: about 1900

Is it open to the public?: Yes

Location: 23 Depot Street, Freeport, Maine

Year Retired: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
You must actually visit the building to post a log. Post your own, current photo of the converted firehouse as proof of your visit. It can't be the exact same photo that is on the waymark page.
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