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Introduction
1)
Title
Firefighters Alarm (from Division St)
2)
Town, State
Peekskill, NY
3)
ID #
1886
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
October 19, 2006
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
September 20, 2010
6)
Site Worked Last
October 28, 2010
Description
This memorial, Firefighters Alarm, recalls and honors seven city of Peekskill, New York, volunteer firefighters: Lockwood, Selleck, Barmore, Casscles, Torpy, Cole and Greene. These men died fighting a fire at a Fleischmann Manufacturing Company grain warehouse – a large facility and one of its 30-foot high by 2-foot thick exterior walls fell onto the firemen, burying them. (Others were injured in the fire and a company warehouseman was also killed.) The time of the tragedy was August 1, 1918; the Great War would conclude a few months later, November 11th. • The site’s primary design focus is a bell. Marked 1907 and made by the Meneely Bell Company, Troy, New York, this bell sounded the alarm that August 1st, around midnight. It was originally installed in a park near Station 3, on South Division Street near Crompond Road (see ID # 1679). Recently, the bell was relocated to this new site, which also honors the loss of the Fleischmann seven. The bell was refurbished and an electronic striker installed, after which it was suspended from, and within, a white metal tower by The Verdin Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. A metal plaque, nearby, recounts the memorial’s story and records the full name and position of those lost volunteer firefighters. • This memorial is situated in Riverfront Green Park, near the banks of the Hudson River. And it is a partner to, standing nearby, the recently dedicated Sam Oitice Heroes Remembered 9/11 memorial (ID #1885). The memorial’s lead sponsor is the Peekskill Fire Department, which unveiled the new site 7/24/2010.
Content
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1)
Loss & perseverance
2)
Uniformed, nonmilitary
3)
Fire officer
5)
Racially silent
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Parallel
3)
Bell(s)
5)
Large
7)
Not applicable
8)
Text available, all
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
3000-338.1, 3000-338.2, 3000-338.3, 3000-338.4, 3000-338.5
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
Yes
11.1)
Parallel Description
Tablet/Plaque
11.2)
Parallel Preservation
Good
11.3)
Parallel Scale Inscription/Text
Average (life-size)
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Commercially available
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
Verdin Company (The) 
13.2)
Fabricator City
Cincinnati 
13.3)
Fabricator State
OH 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
13.5)
Fabricator/Builder 2
Meneely Bell Company
Setting
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1)
Plaza arrangement
2)
Open Space , Water
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
4 Satisfactory
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
6 Very Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
5 Good
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
6 Very Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
5 Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.2 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
6)
July 24, 2010
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
Roads and their Towns
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
19
2)
Town/City
Peekskill
3)
County
Westchester
4)
District
Intentionally Blank
5)
State
NY
6)
Zip
10566
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
41.2856510000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
-73.9316150000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Hudson Ave
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Railroad Ave
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Riverfront Green Park
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Fire fighters/organization
17)
1914-1945
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
October 19, 2006
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
September 20, 2010
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
21.1)
Site Survey
21.2)
Correspondence
21.3)
Newspaper
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
CONTENT: Portfolio -- As all memorialized were firefighters, a portfolio choice was made.
SETTING: NUMBER OF MONUMENTS ON SITE -- There are others in the area but not yet entered into the database.
THEMES: MonumentsandMemorials.com; Roads and their Towns -- U.S. 9
SPONSOR (LEAD): Fire fighters/organization -- Peekskill Fire Department
SOURCES: Cusano, Art. "Memorial to Honor Fallen Peekskill Fireman," March 27, 2008, http://ncnlocal.com/ [Online Home of North County News]; "Seven Lives Lost in Peekskill Fire," The New York Times, August 2, 1918.




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