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 Brooklyn Eastern District Fire Department

Brooklyn Eastern District Fire Department

Birth
Death unknown
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 19988 · View Source
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The Evergreens "sold" this land (5000 square feet) to the Williamburgh Fire Department in 1852 for $1, and the first burial in the plot took place in 1854. Because of the Civil War and the merger of Williamsburgh with Brooklyn in 1854, the Williamsburgh firemen didn't get around to building a suitable monument on the spot for 40 years, and so the plot is dedicated to the "Eastern District" Fire Department (a non-existent organization). The statue of William Baldwin on the plot celebrates a fireman who lost his life fighting a blaze at the Otto Huber brewery in 1880.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brooklyn Eastern District Fire Department (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19988, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .