Alpine Hose #2
Alpine Hose #2 is a historic firefighting station built in 1880. It was one of four stations in the town, all of which were manned by volunteer firefighters. Today it is a museum operated by Historic Georgetown, Inc., which partnered with the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Georgetown to restore the building which was completed in 2013. The station features original carpeting, a trophy case (during that time competition between firefighting companies was popular), uniforms, furniture, and fixtures. There is also a hook and ladder truck used by another company. An interpretive exhibit about the station's history is also included.
Backstory and Context
Wadsworth, Cynthia. "Alpine Hose Company No. 2." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. January 25, 1973. http://focus.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=b38a3a04-5167-47de-91ef-8f9701233431.