Today, the Lawrence History Center received a magnificent gift from the students at the Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS). The students at GLTS, led by teacher Mr. Hatem in the Auto Body Department, have not only restored Fire Box #615, but delivered it to us in person this morning! Students from Auto Body conducted the restoration work, other students did background research and wrote up the process from start to finish (below), and a student photographer came along when delivering the finished product to us in order to further document the project.
We continue to be impressed by the the interdisciplinary approach that GLTS takes with their students, as well as, with student engagement and enthusiasm. Our sincerest thanks go to Mr. Hatem and the the students at GLTS for their hard work and dedication and to LHC volunteer, Gene McCarthy, for the role he played in securing this donation. We are proud to have Fire Alarm 615 in our front lobby, along with a small steam engine they restored back in 2011. And as the story (below) and images reveal, it needed quite a bit of work!
Well done and thank you, GLTS!
Fire Alarm Restoration #615
This report was respectfully submitted by GLTS students, Jaleesa M. and Alexis R.
This is a 1920's Gamewell fire box number 615 stationed somewhere in Lawrence, standing at the height of 5 feet 4 inches. Mr. Hatem, an Auto Body instructor from GLTS, found