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27 - 1954A three-alarm fire occurred at 1740 Beaumont in a 2 sotry semi-ew brick apartment owned by John A. Bennett doing business as Beaumont Apartments and vacant at the time of the fire.  Cause was incendiary and the loss was $120,000.

28 - 1954 Two two-alarm fires occurred on this date.  The first one was at 1322 ½ Commerce Street at Abe’s Colony Club owned by the Cobb Estate.  Occupants suffering loss are; Abe L. Weinstein; Royal Grill; Esquire Shine Parlor and the Adolphus Garage.  Cause of the fire was an air conditioning unit and the loss was $28,180.

The second 2 alarm fire occurred at  1707-1711 Young Street in a film developing plant owned by the Estate of Robert H. Stewart, Sr. and occupied by Olan Mills Inc. of Texas.  1705 Young was an exposure and was owned by Estate of Nonie Boren Mahoney and occupied by Butler Coffee Shop.  1713 Young was an exposure and owned by Sol Minzer and occupied by Srader Sportswear.  A defective air conditioning unit was the cause and the loss was $37,947.

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30 – 1980 $100,000 fire occurs during a 5 alarm fire at #4001 Main where the American Wrecking Lumber Company operates.

31 – 1956 A one-alarm fire occurred at 2922-24 Maple Avenue in a business building owned by the Burgess Estate and occupied by C.E. Bradshaw doing business as a restaurant.  Cause of the fire was arson and the loss was $25,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Modern Museum

Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come. Below is the floor plan for the renovation of the first floor exhibit featuring all firefighting equipment and machinery. By changing the interior footprint, The Dallas Firefighters Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of schoolchildren.

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