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Hose Company No. 4 located on School Street. Did you know that Hose Company No. 4 was once a wooden structure until October 23, 1913 when it burned to the ground? This was the day of the Ninth District School fire when cinders carried across School Street and destroyed the fire house and several other large wooden structures. The Ninth District School was a huge complex filling the block between School and Wells Streets, and Main and Vine. All of the nearly 1,100 students and faculty walked away from the complex without injury.

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