Fire Museum - Artistic Neon - Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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N 35° 08.902 W 090° 03.042
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Quick Description: The Fire Museum is housed in the old Fire Station No. 1 opened in 1910 & closed its doors to the fire service on February 15, 1973. The building is now a Museum fronted by a 20 feet tall, unique Artistic Neon. Located in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2018 3:31:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMY8KH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The massive Neon Sign promoting the Museum, dworfs the Bell Tower at the front of the Museum.

The Sign has the Text Fire Museum of Memphis, Neon flames, topped by the museum logo, A dog wearing a fire helmet.

The Fire Museum of Memphis is a non-profit organization that exists to promote education of fire and life safety, to reduce injury, life-loss, and property-loss related to fire and to recognize and preserve the heritage of the fire service and its contribution to the community.


"Fire Station No. 1 opened in 1910 at 118 Adams Avenue in Downtown Memphis. Fire Station No.1 was built during the term of the infamous Mayor of Memphis, EH "Boss" Crump, and Fire Chief, John E. McFadden. The "new" Station No.1 replaced the "old" No.1, which was located on the northwest corner of Adams Avenue at Second Street. When Station No. 1 originally opened, it housed a second-class, crane-neck frame, double-pump, Nott Steamer, built in 1906, as well as a 1903 Seagrave Hose Wagon. Both pieces of apparatus were horse drawn. Over the years, Station No. 1 has housed Engine 1, Truck 2, the Water Tower and a Deputy Chief. Located next door was Police Headquarters, built in 1911.Desiring the support of Memphis Firefighters, Boss Crump determinedly set out to build the “Best of the Best, as far as fire stations go,” ensuring Fire Station No. 1 would be the pride of the South. After nearly 60 years and hundreds of firefighters later, Fire Station No. 1 at 118 Adams closed its doors to the fire service on February 15, 1973."
Text Sources: (visit link) & (visit link)

Memorial Wall:
"The Fire Museum Plaza and Memorial Wall - On the outside wall of the museum is an impressive, high relief brick sculpture, twenty two feet high and twenty five feet wide, which is dedicated to all the Memphis fire fighters who have lost their lives while fighting a fire. The larger part of the sculpture is an image of several fire fighters carrying an injured comrade from a fire. 53 names carved in stone, the names of every fire fighter killed in the line of duty in Memphis since 1880, grace the wall of the memorial in remembrance of their sacrifice" Text Source: (visit link)

Hours of Operation:
Monday– Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (last admission one hour before closing) Sundays: Closed with the exception of pre-booked private birthday parties.

Admission Prices:
Adults (Ages 12 and Up) $10.00 Children: Ages 3-12 $8.00 Children: 2 and Under FREE (Does Not Apply To Birthday Parties) Seniors: 60 & Over (with ID) $8.00 Firefighters and Military (with ID) $8.00 Group Tours: Minimum 10 (Must be scheduled in advance) $5.00 Family Pack $30.00 for up to 4 family members. $8.00 additional for each person over 4.
Business Name: Fire Museum of Memphis

Business Type: Other

Physical Address:
Fire Engine House No. 1 (Downtown Memphis) 118 Adams Avenue (Honorarium: Memphis Firefighters Avenue) Memphis, TN 38103.


Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

Visit Instructions:
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