City Fire Department History, 1835-1941

Columbus Indiana


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On November 30, 1941, the new Central Fire Station in Columbus Indiana began operations. This modern facility replaced "Old Number One," which had been located on 5th Street (due west of City Hall). Old Number One had served its purpose for many years, but now, growth and expansion of the city dictated a more state-of-the-art facility located more centrally than Old Number One. Old Number One was razed with this new building taking over its operations.

To celebrate this newest addition to Columbus Indiana, a souvenir booklet was published, edited by "then-Editor" of the Evening Republican newspaper, Melvin Lostutter.

The entire publication is hereby offered for your pleasure... 



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