Fire Improvements at Knoxville.

Issue 1 and Volume 45.

Fire Improvements at Knoxville. The Ninth ward in Knoxville, Tenn., will be afforded ample protection when the new firehouse is built, it will be up to date in every particular and its front will be of red pressed brick trimmed in marble, the roof being of slate. The tower, or cupola, will serve as a hose tower. There will also be a heating-room outside of the building, a hospital stall for sick horses, and a coal-bin adjoining the building. On the first floor will be two large swinging doors, opening automatically; in the centre is the hose tower. Towards the rear is the switch board and watchman’s desk. The floor is of concrete and reaches to about the centre of the building. In the centre will be placed the engine and combination wagon and 4 stalls for the horses. Each stall will have a dirt floor, and in the rear…

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