Firehouse of Engine 2/Ladder 19 at 700 East Fourth Street, South Boston, circa 1932.
Firehouse of Engine 2/Ladder 19 at 700 East Fourth Street, South Boston, circa 1977.
Engine 2/Ladder 19, lit up for the Holidays, at 700 East Fourth Street, South Boston, in 2009.
A memorial to the Vendome Hotel Fire, at the side of the firehouse at 700 East Fourth St., in 2011.
The cornerstone plaque listing the principals involved in the construction of the firehouse in 1932.
This station opened on May 3, 1932 when Engine Company 2 and Ladder Company 19 moved in from their prior quarters. Engine 2 had been quartered at 863 East Fourth Street at the corner of O Street. Ladder 19 had been quartered at 715 East Fourth Street, one-half block away. Both former firehouses still exist. The firehouse is a three-story, three-bay firehouse located at the corner of East Fourth and K Streets in South Boston.
Three plaques are mounted on the exterior of the firehouse to commemorate firefighters who died in the Line Of Duty:
The plaques above to Lieutenant Gavagan and Ladderman Sullivan were dedicated on December 3, 2011. The program from the dedication ceremony is below. Click on the program cover to view the entire program.
The response area of Engine 2 and Ladder 19 is mainly in South Boston and parts of Dorchester. Engine 2 responds to approximately 1300 incidents per year, while Ladder 19 responds to approximately 1000.
2000 map shows the location of the firehouse at 700 East Fourth St., South Boston.
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