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Fire Station No. 27 - LAFD's First Fire Engine | by Floyd B. Bariscale
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Fire Station No. 27 - LAFD's First Fire Engine

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 165. Designed by Peter K. Schabarum, it was the largest fire station west of the Mississippi when it opened in 1930. Since October 2001 it's served as the L.A. Fire Department Museum.

 

This apparatus is the Kuhrts Steamer, an Amoskeag steam pumper named after former volunteer fire chief Jacob Kuhrts. This LAFD ordered this steamer, its first fire engine, on October 18, 1886. It pumped 700 gallons of water per minute as late as 1886.

 

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Taken on July 12, 2008