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  • 2208 Crestas Ave.
    North Versailles, PA 15137
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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All-Black Fire Company - Crestas Terrace

Brief History

Founded on August 27, 1927, this was one of the first all-black fire companies in Pennsylvania. At the time of its organization, there was no fire-fighting equipment, and buckets of water were used to douse fires. The company received its first hand-drawn chemical tank from Westinghouse Electric Company. This company was organized and run by blacks when there were almost no black-run fire stations in the county outside of Pittsburgh.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Two-story concrete-block-and-brick structure.