Lower Merion Historical Society

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Merion Fire Company

Living History With Ted Goldsborough

Tom Hayden, Fire Chief, Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, PA, discusses the history of this first fire brigade in Lower Merion and Narberth. It started in 1890 with apparatus pulled by firemen, then horses, before mechanized engines were acquired in 1911. Due to its proximity on Lancaster Ave. and later Greenfield Ave. adjacent to The Autocar Company, for years Merion Fire Co. used Autocar fire trucks. We discuss many serious fires, with photographs. Recorded December 2014.