This is a page in a 1917 to 1943 station log book that all the fire runs where entered in, computers are now used. Entered on this page is the date that the Stutz was put in service, February 17,1939. Note what the first run was.
Hey George, Thanks for all the pictures of the new fire station. The station is coming right along. I'll have to take a drive out to the airport (old air base) to get a first hand glimpse of it. (Also noticed on Central that Little George's grave marker has been moved.)
Since Marr Road and Rocky Ford are all messed up with the new construction, it makes getting in and out of our development a bit difficult. We have to go up to 300 North and then over to Taylor Road. Sure will be glad when they get the intersection of Rocky Ford and Marr completed, but that may not happen for months yet. :-(
Hi Babs, Yes, the new station is coming right along, it is scheduled to be completed next February. The station is located not far from the site of the original Atterbury Army Air Force Base station which was on Arnold St. My dad was stationed there in 1942 and until late 1943 at which time he went on the City of Columbus Fire Dept. I remember going up to the base during the war, at that time they were training with the gliders, I recall every so often they would have to go get one out of a corn field . The gliders were pulled by C47's, a sight to see going over the city. All of Little George's stuff is in storage at this time, I have not heard when he will be moved, maybe a member of the dept. that knows will see this and let us know the date. Yes, that street project up your way seems to be moving a little on the slow side,........maybe by next year?.
This photo was taken in front of fire station #1 on Washington St., the time would have been the mid 1950's. In the picture from L to R is Kenneth Campbell, Clarence Fear, Leslie Roth, Maurice Jordan, Paul Jones, and Robert Scofield. Just north of station #1 is Thompson Dairy, next to it was a service station, Taylor grill and then Paul and Rudy's service station.
For several years after station #2 on Central Ave. was opened the Cheer Fund was operated out of the station, the year is 1967 in this picture and the two firefighters shown working on the Cheer Fund are Jack Cox on the left and myself on the right. The Cheer Fund today has grown and requires much more space than we had at the stations a few years ago. The program was started back in the 1930's and has served many children in the county through the years.