The Resource The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943, by Rebecca Marie Moffatt

The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943, by Rebecca Marie Moffatt

Label
The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943
Title
The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943
Statement of responsibility
by Rebecca Marie Moffatt
Title variation
Firehouses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the first Charleston settlement in 1670, fire has posed an ever present threat. For this reason, fire fighting took on an important role even in its earliest forms within the city. As firefighting techniques evolved so did the buildings used to house both the equipment and the men used for such a task. This thesis studies the architecture of the Charleston Fire Department. From its early beginnings in 1881 when the newly formed department absorbed the former volunteer companies, to the more recent buildings (ending with the structure built in 1943) which were constantly being added as the needs of the department changed, the structures themselves tell an important story of how firefighting has been modified within the city. The change of equipment often dictates a change in architecture; however the City of Charleston and its firefighters are bound to their history and currently custom order trucks to fit their historic doorways. This is a tribute to the legacy of firefighting in the city and an indication of how these historic buildings have survived to present day. Examples of historic firefighting architecture were both studied and photographed for the purposes of further preserving their legacy. Documentation drawings of the Central Station located at 242/262 Meeting Street are included in an effort to further understand fire house architecture, as well as document a relatively unchanged specimen of firefighting history which remains with its original use and as a symbol of pride within the city to this day."--Leaf ii
Cataloging source
SBM
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Moffatt, Rebecca Marie
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.S.H.P.)--Clemson University/College of Charleston, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire stations
  • Fire stations
  • Fire departments
  • Fire extinction
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Historic buildings
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Label
The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943, by Rebecca Marie Moffatt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Leaves [vi] and [vii] misnumbered 1 and 2
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Methodology -- Historic overview -- Firefighting aides in the city of Charleston -- Charleston city yearbook fire station listing by year ; Map of fire stations in the city of Charleston -- 33 State Street-Vigilant Fire Company -- 27 Anson St.-Palmetto Fire Company -- 8 Chalmers St.-German Fire Company -- 242 & 262 Meeting St.-Central Station ; Measured drawings of Central Station -- 116 Meeting St. -- 5 Cannon St. -- 370 Huger St. -- 1095 King St. -- 161 Coming St. -- 81-83 Queen St.-Aetna Fire Company -- Archdale and Market St.-Hope Fire Company -- 45 Spring St.-Niagra Fire Company -- 46 John St.-Prompitude Fire Company -- George and College St.-Stonewall Fire Company -- Additional stations with inconclusive research -- Bibliography -- Appendix A. Ironwork study and conservation -- Appendix B. Paint analysis
Control code
ocn756697396
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 137, [31] leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)756697396
Label
The fire houses of Charleston, South Carolina, 1881-1943, by Rebecca Marie Moffatt
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Leaves [vi] and [vii] misnumbered 1 and 2
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Methodology -- Historic overview -- Firefighting aides in the city of Charleston -- Charleston city yearbook fire station listing by year ; Map of fire stations in the city of Charleston -- 33 State Street-Vigilant Fire Company -- 27 Anson St.-Palmetto Fire Company -- 8 Chalmers St.-German Fire Company -- 242 & 262 Meeting St.-Central Station ; Measured drawings of Central Station -- 116 Meeting St. -- 5 Cannon St. -- 370 Huger St. -- 1095 King St. -- 161 Coming St. -- 81-83 Queen St.-Aetna Fire Company -- Archdale and Market St.-Hope Fire Company -- 45 Spring St.-Niagra Fire Company -- 46 John St.-Prompitude Fire Company -- George and College St.-Stonewall Fire Company -- Additional stations with inconclusive research -- Bibliography -- Appendix A. Ironwork study and conservation -- Appendix B. Paint analysis
Control code
ocn756697396
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 137, [31] leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)756697396

Library Locations

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