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Fire has always fascinated and frightened.  American towns and cities have long had fire departments, professional and volunteer, to tame fire.  Many former stations are now being used for other purposes, among them museums dedicated to those who who fought fires and the equipment they used.  Please let us know any we've missed,

 

 

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  Campbell

  Campbell Historical Museum

  51 North Central Avenue

  Campbell  CA   95008    

  Phone  408 866-2119

  Web Site http://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/museum/index.htm

  Alt Web http://www.campbellmuseumfoundation.org/

  Description  City owned local history museum with themes of Home, Recreation,

                    Work and Community, also house museum

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Fire House

  Collection A-F  Decorative Arts

  New or Updated:  2/1/2007
 

  Covina

  Covina Fire House Jail  Museum

  125 East College Street

  Covina  CA  91723    

  Phone  626 966-9871

  Web Site http://firehousejailmuseum.tripod.com/covinamuseum/

  Description  jail portion used until 1974, collection includes rare citrus labels

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Fire House

  Era 1911

  Owner/Operator:  Covina Valley Historical Society

  New or Updated:   3/16/2007

California
Fillmore
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society
445 Main Street
Fillmore CA
Phone 805 524-2254
Web Site http://www.scrvrhs.org/
Toll Free 888 340-4182
Description acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibition, operation -- multiple activities, new home in former fire station
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Firehouse
New or Updated: 07/09/2003

Hollywood
LAFD Museum and Memorial
1355 North Cahuenga Boulevard
mail: LAFD Historical Society Office 2900 West Temple
LA 90026
Hollywood CA
Phone 323 464-2727
Web Site http://www.lafd.org/museum.htm
Description Station 27 now a fire museum, with a memorial
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Building Type  Fire House
Industry /Profession Firefighting
Era 1930-1992
Owner/Operator: LAFD Historical Society
New or Updated: 04/16/2003

California
Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Museum Association
11062 Los Alamitos Blvd
PO Box 15
Los Alamitos CA  90720
Phone 
562 431-8836
Web Site  *****
Description  restored firehouse
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Fire House

 

California
Los Angeles
African American Firefighter
1401 South Central Avenue
mail: PO Box 56013 LA 90008
Los Angeles CA  90021
Phone 
213 744-1730
Web Site  http://www.lafd.org/aafm.htm
Description  former firehouse honors African American firefighters -- owned by LA Fire Department
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Building Type  Fire House
Industry Profession  Firefighting
Group Identity  African American
Owner/Operator:  LAFD

California
Los Angeles
Old Plaza Fire House Museum
1354 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90012
Phone
213 625-3741
Web Site
http://www.lacvb.com/mod45/olveras.html
Alt Web http://www.ci.la.ca.us/tourist/streets.htm
Description part of El Pueblo, restored firehouse holds 19th century equipment
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Industry /Profession Firefighting
Building Firehouse

Era 1884
Owner/Operator: LAFD
New or Updated: 05/02/2003

 

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