In Memory of
Fireman Adolph Hermanson
Engine Company 10
216 South Los Angeles Street
Died December 30, 1906
Fell from fifth floor window
during structure fire.
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On December 30, 1906, the day following the first Relief Association
meeting, Fireman Adolph Hermanson of Engine Company 10 was fatally
injured while fighting a fire. He fell from a top floor window to
the rear alley of the five-story brick building at 216-222 South Los
Angeles Street, in the wholesale district. The fire, discovered
around 9:15 p.m., by a night watchman, originated in the third floor
occupancy of Cohn, Goldsmith & Company, dealers in woolen
goods. A three-alarm assignment of apparatus, including the Water
Tower 1, (the Gorter), was unable to prevent flames from spreading up to the roof.
Source: "A Century of Service" by Paul Ditzel
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