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Log for Ladder Company 22, located on McGraw at Martin in southwest Detroit. Detroit June 24, 1937 to November 22, 1938.

12.5 x 8, quarter leather, 300 pp. Covers fair (well worn, stained, frayed etc.), spine cocked, soiling, smudging, staining, all pages filled in, last few pages are the gas log, handwriting is legible. Typed list of the men of this company affixed to inside back cover, lists roll calls, ladder practice, supples, hydrant checks, firebox #s, false alarms etc. More than 100 fires listed: addresses, causes, companies attending, equipment used, owners and renters, insurance company names, etc. Most of the fires were residential with main causes being chimney sparks and careless smoking. Car fires, mainly the Ford Tudor, mainly careless smoking. Some of the busiinesses needing assistance were Pioneer Laundry, Oldsmobile Service Garage, Detroit Savings Bank, Town Robinson Steel Co, DeSoto Motor Car Co, Delmar Meat Market, Kroger Groceries, Frank Bar, Kelsey Hayes, Federal Screw Works and the Polish National Home. Of interest is when a Detroit Street Railways streetcar was struck by lightning the fire department listed the names and addresses of all the passengers, their injuries and their race. Of the nine passengers, eight were Black men and women and one white man. An interesting look at this section of Detroit where the majority of the residents were Polish and most of the business owners were local. It was a tight knit community, with businesses such as bakeries, bars and small grocery stores located inside the neighborhoods, not just on the main streets.

Book Id: 97-7367

Price: $350.00

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