MG 164 - Harrisburg Volunteer Firemen's Association

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Scope and Content

Consists of the "Harrisburg Official Fire Alarm and Street Directory," published by the Harrisburg Volunteer Firemen's Beneficial Association in 1895, compiled by George Blanchard and includes the location of fire alarm boxes, street directory, photos of the Association officers, a short history of the Association, instructions to key holders and official running orders, and advertisements by local businesses. Two copies.


The Volunteer Firemen's Beneficial Association of the City of Harrisburg was organized in June, 1891, by prominent firemen in the Harrisburg Fire Department. The object was the protection of families of members after death and the welfare and sociability between members. The members paid dues and were assessed fifty cents in case of death of one of its members. Monthly meetings were held and an annual banquet was given in November to the members. At the time of the publication of the Street Directory the organization was flourishing financially and increasing memberships.

Date(s): 1895

Extent: 1 folder, 2 enclosures