Series 23526
Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department Photographs

Dates: ca. 1885-1975.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Many of the photographs in this series are fragile, and extreme care should be taken in handling originals. High resolution scans have been made of the oldest photographs in this series, and it is recommended that these be used in lieu of handling original photographic images.

Scope and Content

This series contains photographs from the Salt Lake City Fire Department that document the history of the agency. Between 1852 and 1883 fire protection service in Salt Lake City was conducted on a voluntary basis. In 1883 the Salt Lake City Council established a full-time, paid fire department, after a particularly damaging fire occurred in downtown Salt Lake City on June 21, 1883. The photographs in this series document the history of the Salt Lake City Fire Department as a unit of local government.

The first box in this series contains turn of the century portrait photographs of fire fighters that were taken by Salt Lake's Shipler Commercial Photography studio. The box also contains more contemporary 20 the century photographs of fire fighters, events, and fire stations in Salt Lake City. Photographs of this type continue in box two.

Box three contains a portrait photograph book that was given to the Salt Lake City Fire Department by photographer C.R. Savage in January 1888. The portrait photographs in this book feature Salt Lake City fire fighters and are of varying sizes and formats.

The fourth box in this series contains a series of 4" x 5" black and white photo prints that document the construction of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 1. This building was located at approximately 100 South and State Street and served as the headquarters for the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Arrangement

None.

Related Records

Activity log books from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23524, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Time exchange record books from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23525, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Station record books from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23541, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

History publications from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23542, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Pre-planning bulletins from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23547, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Personnel records from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23551, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Band minute book from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23556, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Vigilant Fire Company 4 minute book from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23557, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

National Board of Fire Underwriters bulletins from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23559, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Alarm reports from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23560, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Financial records from Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department, Series 23561, contains other historic records that were transferred to the Utah State Archives at the same time as the photographs in this series.

Custody History

These photographs were transferred to the Utah State Archives in 1999 when Ottinger Hall, (formerly the fire department's auxillary orgiznation's lodge house), was cleaned out.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas between December 2014 and January 2015.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
    1 1 Frank Angel
    1 2 W.R. Baldwin (Appointed May 11, 1898)
    1 3 Lieutenant Wm. T. Ayland Jr. (Appointed October 28, 1899)
    1 4 Joel Barlow (Appointed October 9, 1895)
    1 5 Geo H. Brown (Appointed December 6, 1900)
    1 6 Wm. H. Burnett (Appointed February 1, 1898)
    1 7 W. Cahoon
    1 8 A.A. Carlsen (Appointed July 3, 1900)
    1 9 Harry Coleman (Appointed June 1, 1900)
    1 10 Captain Byron Crosby
    1 11 Chief James Devine (Appointed February 20, 1894)
    1 12 W.H.C. Drake (Appointed July 3, 1900)
    1 13 Captain M.W. Earl (Appointed March 5, 1891)
    1 14 Andrew Eikrem (Appointed June 12, 1900)
    1 15 Fred Gulbransen (Appointed May 10, 1898)
    1 16 W.S. Higham (Appointed June 12, 1900)
    1 17 J.M. Hpenbock
    1 18 W.S. Knight (Appointed July 3, 1900)
    1 19 Captain J.W. Love
    1 20 Assistant Chief Edward McCarthy
    1 21 Peter McCarthy (Appointed February 21, 1900)
    1 22 Amos Moreton (Appointed June 1, 1890)
    1 23 George Reid (Appointed May 12, 1898)
    1 24 Harry Robbins (Appointed June 2, 1901)
    1 25 Reuben Simpson (Appointed Engineer of Steamer April 1, 187?)
    1 26 E. Chase Smith
    1 27 Rufus Smith (Appointed June 10, 1901)
    1 28 Julius Sorensen (Appointed June 12, 1900)
    1 29 Lieutenant John Stab (Appointed December 1, 1896)
    1 30 W.A. Stanton
    1 31 C.T. Vail
    1 32 A.R. Williams (Appointed June 12, 1900)
    1 33 C.E. Williams
    1 34 J.W. Wilson (Appointed December 07, 1896)
    1 35 Otto Witbeck (Appointed June 25, 1901)
    1 36 C.E. Wood
    1 37 Oliver G. Workman
    1 38 Captain Wm. G. Workman
    1 39 Bryant Young
    1 40 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 41 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 42 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 43 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 44 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 45 Unknown Fire Fighter
    1 46 Deseret News Photograph of Unidentified Men and Fire Engine
    1 47 Photograph of Francis Buhler, Hyrum J. Scharman, Glen Crowther, Wm. G. Harenberg, Melvin S. Hansen, Phillip D. Redden, Henry G. Meyer, Edmond L. Townsend, Jack Andrew, and Henry Parry
    1 48 1974 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters
    1 49 1951 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters
    1 50 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Department Headquarters J.K. Piercy Station
    1 51 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Department Headquarters J.K. Piercy Station
    1 52 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Department Headquarters J.K. Piercy Station
    1 53 Photograph of Fire Station No. 2
    1 54 Photograph of Fire Station No. 4
    1 55 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters with Fire Engine
    1 56 Photograph of Fire Station No. 7
    1 57 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Station, Fire Fighters, and Fire Engines
    1 58 Photograph of Fire Station No. 13
    1 59 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 1
    1 60 Photographs of J.J. Coan Co. Industrial Equipment Building
    1 61 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 2
    1 62 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 4
    1 63 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 7
    1 64 Photograph of Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 13
    1 65 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters at a Controlled Burn
    1 66 Photograph of Vehicles
    1 67 Photograph of Tanker Truck
    1 68 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters Training
    1 69 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters Training
    1 70 Photograph of Albert Swift Fire (337 Vincent Court)
    1 71 Photograph of Unidentified Building Interior
    1 72 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage Debris
    1 73 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage Debris
    1 74 Photograph of Fire at the New Lindsy Apartments
    1 75 Photograph of Unidentified Building Interior with Paper Refuse
    1 76 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 77 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 78 Photograph of Unidentified Exterior
    1 79 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 80 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 81 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 82 Photograph of Unidentified Exterior with Cars and Refuse Pile
    1 83 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 84 Photographs of Unidentified Fire Damage
    1 85 Photograph of Ray Jensen
    1 85 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighter
    2 1 Photograph of Unidentified Woman
    2 2 Photograph of Unidentified Women
    2 3 Photograph of Unidentified Woman
    2 4 Photograph of Unidentified Woman
    2 5 Photograph of "Miss Flame and Attendees" Parade Float
    2 6 Photograph of "Miss Flame and Attendees" Parade Float
    2 7 Photograph of Unidentified Women and Fire Fighters on Fire Engine
    2 8 Photograph of Two Unidentified Women in Call Center
    2 9 Photograph of Two Unidentified Women with Fire Engine
    2 10 Photograph of Two Unidentified Women with Fire Fighter
    2 11 Photograph of Two Unidentified Women with Fire Engine
    2 12 Photograph of Parade with Fire Engines
    2 13 Photograph of Parade with Fire Engines
    2 14 Photograph of Parade with Fire Engines
    2 15 Photograph of Fire Engine and Fire Fighters During Fire Prevention Week
    2 16 Photograph of Deseret News Fire Prevention Week Exhibit
    2 17 Photograph of Fire Prevention Week Exhibit
    2 18 Photograph of Fire Fighters Fighting a Fire
    2 19 Photograph of August 17, 1944 News Clipping on Fire Department Infant Rescue
    2 20 Fire Department Photograph Book Pamphlet
    2 21 Commercial Fire Department Color Prints
    2 22 Landscape Photograph of the Salt Lake Valley
    2 23 Landscape Photograph of the Salt Lake Valley
    2 24 Landscape Photograph of the Salt Lake Valley
    2 25 Landscape Photograph of the Salt Lake Valley
    2 26 Landscape Photograph of the Salt Lake Valley
    2 27 Photograph of Car Interior
    2 28 Fire Fables Newsletter
    2 29 John Cardwell Interview on the History of the Salt Lake City Fire Department
    2 30 Handball Glove Inventory Card
    2 31 Fire Prevention Bureau Report
    2 32 Salt Lake City Fire Department Fire Code Regulations Sign
    BOX PAGE DESCRIPTION
    3 1 Portrait of Unidentified Child in Fire Fighter Uniform
    3 1 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 2 Photograph of Frank Aubery (?), H.w. Brown, Unidentified Man, W. Reading, and C.S. Berry
    3 3 Portrait of Frank Ball
    3 4 Portrait of A. Slaight
    3 5 Portrait of C.E. Stockwell
    3 5 Portrait of H.E. Ketchum (Captain of Protection Company Number 1)
    3 6 Portrait of R.H. Husely (?)
    3 6 Portrait of Joe Gilbert
    3 7 Portrait of B.J. Knight
    3 8 Portrait of Fire Equipment
    3 9 Portrait of John Olson
    3 9 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 10 Portrait of B.J. Knight
    3 11 Portrait of Charles H. Atkinson
    3 11 Portrait of Jonus Harwood
    3 12 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 13 Portrait of B.J. Knight
    3 13 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 14 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 14 Portrait of Ed J. Thompson
    3 15 Portrait of Brigham Y. Rano (Wasatch Engineer Company)
    3 15 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 16 Portrait of David W. Leaker (1832-1911)
    3 16 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 17 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 17 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 19 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 19 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 21 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 23 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 23 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 24 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 24 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 25 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 26 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 26 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 27 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 28 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 28 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 29 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 30 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 30 Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 Loose In Book Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 Loose In Book Portrait of Unidentified Man
    3 Loose In Back William S. Romney Sympathy Card
    BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
    4 1 Photograph of Building and Vehicles
    4 2 Photograph of Building Roof
    4 3 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 4 Photograph of A.R. Davis Company Building
    4 5 Photograph of Building Demolition
    4 6 Photograph of Building Demolition
    4 7 Photograph of Building Demolition
    4 8 Photograph of O. Stenzel Manufacturing Company Building and A.R. Davis Company Building
    4 9 Photograph of Building Foundation Construction
    4 10 Photograph of Building Foundation Construction
    4 11 Photograph of Building Foundation Construction
    4 12 Photograph of Building Foundation Construction
    4 13 Photograph of Construction Equipment
    4 14 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 15 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 16 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 17 Photograph of Construction Equipment
    4 18 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 19 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 20 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 21 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 22 Photograph of Construction Worker at Construction Site
    4 23 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 24 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 25 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 26 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 27 Photograph of Building Interior Construction
    4 28 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 29 Photograph of Construction Worker Welding
    4 30 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 31 Photograph of Building Interior Construction
    4 32 Photograph of Building Interior Construction
    4 33 Photograph of Building Construction
    4 34 Photograph of Crane and Building Construction
    4 35 Photograph of Crane and Building Construction
    4 36 Photograph of Building Interior Construction
    4 37 Photograph of Building Interior Construction
    4 38 Photograph of Unidentified Men at Building Under Construction
    4 39 Photograph of Unidentified Men at Building Under Construction
    4 40 Photograph of Construction Worker at Construction Site
    4 41 Photograph of Vehicles and Building Under Construction
    4 42 Photograph of Vehicles and Building Under Construction
    4 43 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 44 Photograph of Construction Workers at Construction Site
    4 45 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 46 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 47 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 48 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 49 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 50 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 51 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 52 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 53 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 54 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 55 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 56 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 57 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 58 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 59 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 60 Photograph of Building Interior Under Construction
    4 61 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 62 Photograph of Building Under Construction
    4 63 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 64 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 65 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 66 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 67 Photograph of Unidentified Fire Fighters at Building Exterior
    4 68 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 69 Photograph of Fire Station Number 1 Ribbon Cutting
    4 70 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 71 Photograph of Unidentified Event
    4 72 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 73 Photograph of Unidentified Meeting
    4 74 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 75 Photograph of Building Exterior with Fire Fighting Vehicles
    4 76 Photograph of Unidentified Men with Fire Engine
    4 77 Photograph of Fire Fighting Vehicles
    4 78 Photograph of Fire Engine
    4 79 Photograph of Fire Engine
    4 80 Photograph of Fire Fighting Vehicles
    4 81 Photograph of Unidentified Man Using Telephone at Fire Station Number 1
    4 82 Photograph of Building Exterior and Fire Fighting Vehicles
    4 83 Photograph of Unidentified Men at Fire Station Number 1
    4 84 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 85 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 86 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 87 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 88 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 89 Photograph of Building Exterior
    4 90 Photograph of Building Interior
    4 91 Photograph of Fire Station Number 1 Call Center
    4 92 Photograph of 2 Unidentified Men in Fire Station Number 1 Call Center
    4 93 Photograph of 2 Unidentified Men in Fire Station Number 1 Call Center
    4 94 Photograph of Building Exterior
    4 95 Photograph of Building Exterior with Fire Fighting Vehicles
    BOX DESCRIPTION
    5 Film Negatives

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