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  • sue ruff

    That’s wonderful!

  • Anonymous

    So cool! Where is this one?

  • Pat

    And who is the artist?

  • Anonymous

    So what’s the story on fireboxes? When were they used? How did they work?

    • Anonymous

      Before telephones and 2-way radios were readily available to firefighters, these boxes were located throughout the city. In the event of an emergency, policemen (almost all of whom actually walked a beat in those days) and firemen had keys that would open these boxes, and when they activated the switch inside, it sent a signal to a central dispatch office, letting the fire department know where the emergency was.

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  • Maggie

    This one’s at 17th & Kilbourne!

  • Anonymous

    This is great.

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