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The Jacksonville Fire Museum

The Jacksonville Fire Museum in Jacksonville, Florida serves as a link for past and present fire history for Jacksonville. The museum also serves as the State of Florida Fire Museum.

Exhibits include photos and information about the Great Fire of 1901, a fully restored 1902 American LaFrance horse-drawn fire engine (pictured) and a working 1926 American LaFrance fire engine.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1902 American LaFrance horse-drawn fire engine at the Jacksonville Fire Museum

The museum was destroyed during the Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville on May 3, 1901. In 1973, Fire Station No. 3 was placed on the National Registry of Historical Monuments. The building was declared unstable in 1993 and a restoration project began. Today, Fire Station No. 3 sits in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Park.

Heading to the Sunshine State this spring or summer? Click here and plan your visit to this storied fire museum.

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Photo credit: Jacksonville Fire Museum


Categorized: fire history, fire museum, Florida, Florida fire history, History of Firefighting


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