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MS-208

 

Piqua Fire Department Industrial Fire Hydrant and Fire Suppression System Drawing Collection

 

Introduction

 

The Piqua Fire Department Industrial Fire Hydrant and Fire Suppression System Drawing Collection was accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections in September 2011.  The collection was the result of a records transfer from the Fire Department to the Archives of the Piqua Public Library.  The collection is housed in a single Hollinger box containing thirty-one files.  The dates of the drawings are from 1927 to 1973.  The drawings show the locations of fire hydrants, water mains, sprinkler systems and potentially dangerous conditions to fire fighters such as false ceilings, fuel tanks and other hazardous materials.  The drawings are of major industrial sites in Piqua by company name.  The materials in the collection are public records and as such are available to researchers without restriction.

 

The collection came to the Library bound in a home made book.  The covers of the book were fiberboard and the front cover was hinged on the left.  The book contained fifteen brown paper numbered pages.  The drawings were attached to the brown paper with glue or double stick tape.

 

Scope and Content

 

The Piqua Fire Department Industrial Fire Hydrant and Fire Suppression System Drawing Collection is divided into two series as follows:

 

SERIES I:  Drawings showing fire hydrant locations and fire suppression systems in major Piqua industries – the drawings are dated from 1927 to 1973 – Box 1 Files 1-28

 

SERIES II:  Miscellaneous – Box 1 Files 29-31

 

Container List

 

BOX 1

 

SERIES I:  Drawings showing fire hydrant locations and fire suppression systems in major Piqua industries – the drawings are dated from 1927 to 1973 – Box 1 Files 1-28

 

File

          1        Atlas Underwear Corp./Allen A Warehouse – 1727 West High Street – December 1962

          2        Atlas Underwear Company – corner East High and Spring Streets – 27 May 1955

          3        Piqua Engineering Company – corner of First and Ohio Streets – 28 January 1964

          4        The Cron-Kills Company – corner of First and Ohio Streets – March 1929

          5        Champion Cutter & Fixture Company – 921 South Downing Street – 25 April 1955

          6        The Cottage Baking Company – 520-530 South Main Street – 20 January 1938

          7        Elliott Murstein Furniture Company (occupant) – property owned by Onyx-Superior Mills, Inc. – 122 East High Street (northwest corner of East High and Spring Streets) – 14 October 1953

          8        French Oil Mill Machinery Company – property encompassed by West Greene Street on the north, Washington Avenue on the west, West High Street on the south and Lincoln Avenue on the east – surveyed 28 January 1927, revised 7 February 1957

          9        Inland Homes Corporation – north side of Covington Avenue/U.S. Route 36 west – 16 April 1957

          10      Hartzell Industries, Inc. “Walnut Mill” lumber and log storage area – Hemm Road – 18 January 1968

          11      The Favorite Manufacturing Company – southwest corner of Young and Weber Streets – 16 April 1935

          12      Hartzell Industries, Inc. “Fan Plant” – corner of Clark and East Downing Streets – 4 January 1945

          13      Hartzell Industries, Inc. “Veneer Mill” – 725 South Roosevelt Avenue – 26 November 1946 with additional data 25 August 1960

          14      Hartzell Industries, Inc. “Propeller Plant” – 350 Washington Avenue – 29 April 1941 with additional data 24 August 1960

          15      Kastner Brothers – 142-146 East Main Street at Cleveland Street – 8 April 1931

          16      Atlas Underwear Company (later Montgomery Ward Store) – 133 West Water and 131 North Wayne Streets – 22 February 1933

          17      Plant Layout, Miller meteor Division, Divco Wayne Corporation – 125 Clark Avenue – 23 August 1960

          18      Miller Meteor Division, Divco Wayne Corporation – 125 Clark Avenue – 27 July 1962

          19      Underground Plan, Inland Homes Corp. (2 copies) – Covington Pike/U.S. Route 36 west – 15 March 1955

          20      Orr Felt & Blanket Company – 750 South Main Street – 11 November 1960

          21      Orr Felt & Blanket Company, Plot Plan Underground Fire Mains – 750 South Main Street – 28 December 1944 with additional data February 1945

          22      Orr Felt & Blanket Co. Warehouse (later Piqua Electric Company) – corner of First and Cleveland Streets – October 1930

          23      Orr Felt & Blanket Company – 750 South Main Street – October 1933

          24      Piqua Engineering Company (later Bramco Inc.) – northeast corner South and College Streets – 12 April 1953

          25      The memorial Hospital Association of Piqua (Piqua Memorial Hospital) – 624 Park Avenue – 28 April 1955

          26      Allen A Fuel Tank Survey – the fuel tank appears to have been buried under the sidewalk next to Riverside Drive near North Downing Street.  The tank contained 20,000 gallons of fuel oil – 24 January 1973

          27      The Superior Underwear Company and The Atlas Underwear Company – Atlas is 801-805 North Downing Street and Superior is 817-825 North Downing Street – November 1935

          28      The Wood Shovel and Tool Company (2 copies with slight differences) – southeast corner of Roosevelt and Clark Avenues – 25 July 1951 with revisions on 16 October 1956 and 6 August 1958

 

SERIES II:  Miscellaneous

 

File

 

          29      Map of City of Piqua, Wards & Precincts – c. 1970

          30      Index page to the Fire Department Industrial Drawings Book listing the page number, the name of the industry and the date of the drawing.  Not all of the drawings are listed in this index.

          31      Advertising card for Badges, Buckles by Hook-Fast, A & B Enterprise, Dayton, Ohio