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The Elmhurst (Newtown) and Maspeth Civil Services

Newtown Volunteer Fire Department


Directly above the double doors is a sign reading 'Engine House 1'. Above the three windows is the word 'Wandowenock'.


The sign on the wagon reads 'Hook and Ladder made by hand in NEWTOWN in 1854 by a NEWTOWN man out of HICKORY grown in NEWTOWN - Was run to FIRES in NEWTOWN for FIFTY YEARS... notice the "dish" wheels.' My Great Grandfather, Friedrich Engelken, was its driver for many years.