Ludlow Fire Department

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G. Taylor Latta, whose 12-sided residence is above, was the son of Alexander Bonner Latta, an inventor
who, in 1852, invented one of the first commercially successful steam-powered fire engines, which
is shown above. He also introduced aerated bread to Cincinnati, made improvements in oil-drilling
machinery, and assembled the first locomotive built west of the Alleghenies.

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1934 (top) and 1935
Top: Hand-drawn hose reel, 1893
Center: Hand-drawn chemical tank, 1893
Bottom: Hand-drawn pumper, 1885

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Early City Building
And Engine house
built in 1881
Ludlow Fire Dept.
c. 1900
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unknown date

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Fire Department Parades on Lower
Ash Street, 1893. The parade is in
honor of the opening of the
Columbian Exhibition.

Fire Department, when the equipment
included one horseless, and one horse-
drawn fire engine, 1918.

 

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Ludlow Fire Department,
1941. Firemen in the
picture listed here.
Ludlow Fire Station
and City Building
Ludlow Fire Station and
City Building, 1935

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