Below is a famous photo of the Watkins Street kitchen taken about 64 years ago in the year 1954 featuring several historical significances...
Special thanks to John "Jack" Fortmeyer (L107 Ret) who recently presented the firehouse with a copy of the photo and was able to identify the members for us. Jack's father (John Fortmeyer Sr, pictured 2nd from the right reading the paper) was a member of L120 from 1944 - 1961. The cartoon mural which is painted on the back wall apparently depicted specific members of Watkins Street during that time period (which we are in the process of trying to learn more about).
Pictured (left to right):
Charles T. Smith - standing below TV (has most time ever in L120) 1937-1967
BC Walter Fricke (FF L120/BC in Bn44)
Captain Peter Burns (L120) 1953-1958
"The Tradition Continues...
(If anybody has further information about this photo and/or the members in it, please contact us)