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Georgetown Texas Old Fire Station

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Fire House - and old City Hall

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Fire Station and Old City Hall
Main at 9th street



Georgetown Texas - Old Fire Station
side view

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Historical Marker Text:
Designed by C.I. Belford and constructed in 1892 by C.W. Schell, this building originally housed the mayor's office, city council chambers, city jail, fire department, and the Georgetown Water Co. Over the years, it also has served as a meeting place for the Second Baptist Church and as chamber of commerce offices. The building, which features some Italianate detailing, is one of few remaining examples of 19th-century city hall-fire stations in Texas. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

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Fire House - and old City Hall

   


Georgetown Texas - Old Fire Station
courtyard view

Note Emzy Taylor
plaque next to bell

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fire house bell


Iron stair case


Emzy Taylor
SERVICE AS CHIEF OF THE
CITY'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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1841-1895
historical plaque
text

EMZY TAYLOR
(1841-1895)
ARKANSAS NATIVE EMZY TAYLOR
CLERKED IN HIS FATHER'S MERMAN -
TILE STORE IN GEORGETOWN BEFORE
SERVING AS A CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN
IN THE RED RIVER CAMPAIGN OF THE
CIVIL WAR. HE MARRIED MARGARET
CORINNA HENDERSON IN 1864 WHILE
ON FURLOUGH. AFTER THE WAR HE
RETURNED TO GEORGETOWN AND TOOK
OVER THE FAMILY BUSINESS. AT THE
FOREFRONT OF GEORGETOWN'S EARLY
DEVELOPMENT, TAYLOR LED EFFORTS
TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST COLLEGE ,
NATIONAL BANK, REGIONAL RAILROAD
LINE, AND WATER UTILITY SERVICE. HE
TOOK SPECIAL PRIDE IN HIS FORMATION AND SERVICE AS CHIEF OF THE
CITY'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

 

 

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