Leadership

REPORT ON ELIZABETH FIRE SERVICE

Issue 16 and Volume 59.

REPORT ON ELIZABETH FIRE SERVICE The city of Elizabeth, N. J., is situated on the coast, about 12 miles from New York City, and has an area of 9.7 square miles, about 2/3 of which is built upon. The population is estimated to be 85,300. The northern part of the city contains the principal mercantile district, and is mainly a residential suburb of New York. The southern part, known as Elizabethport, has many large and important industries, mainly along the four miles of waterfront, among which are machine shops and foundries; manufactories of sewing machines, roofing material, wire, fertilizer, greenhouse appurtenances and heating apparatus, electrical apparatus, chemicals, acetylene light buoys and railroad signaling apparatus, wearing apparel and products of lead, copper, rubber and leather; railroad repair shops and shipbuilding yards; oil works and coal wharves. Immediately south of the city is an extensive oil refinery. The city is fairly level.…

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