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Newton Fire Museum, Newton, NJ

Built in 1891, the Spring Street Firehouse was erected after the town’s last major fire twenty years prior proved to be more than its then-current company could handle.

In 1977, the town built its present-day firehouse on Mill St, closing the Spring Street Firehouse. Not two years later, the Spring Street Fire Museum opened in 1979, offering a display of local memorabilia.

Presently, the now-monikered Newton Fire Museum has had a bit of a tumultuous relationship with the town, but as one might expect from a fire fighting-related organization, it remains on the offensive.

Original photo: Courtesy of Newton Fire Museum. Photographer and date unknown, but based on context, it was taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
Recent photo: Dan Schenker, June, 2017

This is time travel. ⏳

source: NJ Herald