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Historical marker erected at former station that housed KC’s first all-Black fire crew

A historical sign was placed at the site of former Fire Station No. 11 just south of the 18th...
A historical sign was placed at the site of former Fire Station No. 11 just south of the 18th and Vine District.(KCFD)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 11:48 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A marker commemorating another chapter in Kansas City’s Black history was unveiled Tuesday.

A historical sign was placed at the site of former Fire Station No. 11 just south of the 18th and Vine District.

The fire station housed the Kansas City Fire Department’s first all-African-American firefighter crew.

Fire Station No. 11 was listed on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places in April 2009.

To read more about Fire Station No. 11, click here.