Fire Company #1, Maysville.
left, The Kinney Mack Fire Truck was put into use Oct. 28, 1910.
Read about its coming our party here.
|Maysville Firemen, 1945||Police Force, on Court Street||M. C. Russell Store in the background. From a Facebook post by Butch Harding|
City Hall and Fire Department, 1969
|Dressed up for a parade
from a Facebook post by Moira Buckley McManus
Maysville Fire Department, 1935
|Washington Opera House
and Fire Department
|“Kinsey Mack” Fire
Fighters & Opera House
|A little background is here.|
|The first motion picture shown in Maysville was shown here, October 12, 1908.|
|“Maysville has the amateur operatic craze, with a strong inclination toward The Pirates
of Penzance.” The Courier-Journal, February 25, 1885
|A few words on the origins of the Washington Fire Department are here.|
This was the second Opera House in Maysville, the first burned on Sunday, January 30th, 1898.
“Maysville, Ky., Jan. 30.---Maysville was visited to-day by the most destructive fire in the history of the city. The Washington Opera House and the Mason County Library Building, full of rare books and historic relics, were burned, and a number of business houses were more or less damaged. The total loss will approximate $50,000.” New York Times, January 31, 1898
|Washington Opera House (pdf) is on the National Register of Historic Places.||A 1910 history of the Maysville Fire Department is here.|
|Let us note here that most county seats had an opera house, and virtually none of them were used for opera.
They were public auditoriums meant for all sorts of high-brow and low-brow entertainments.
|Maysville's Neptune Fire Company organized in 1851. We note it's organized as company #2.||
What traveling companies were told about
Location of Maysville Fire Alarm Call Boxes.
What's a fire alarm call box? Wikipedia knows.
From a Facebook post by John Henderson, who takes the Fifth Amendment on whether or not he ever pulled one as a teenge prank.