EARLY SYSTEM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
This page displays information on the Early System Design and Construction of the Boston Fire Alarm System.
|March, 1851||City of Boston, Document No. 20||Communication from Dr. W. F. Channing respecting a system of fire alarms.||City Document|
|December 10, 1851||Boston Atlas (newspaper)||Newspaper item noting progress in the construction of the fire alarm telegraph system.||Newspaper Story|
|1852||Presentation Plaque||A plaque, commissioned by the inventor, Dr. William Channing, depicting the original Fire Alarm Office, located in the City Building, Court Square, Downtown.||Photo of Plaque|
|1852||American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. 13, 2nd Series.||A lecture: ‘On the Municipal Electric Telegraph, application to Fire Alarms’, at Yale University, New Haven, CT.||Lecture Pamphlet|
|1855||Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution||A lecture on ‘The American Fire-Alarm Telegraph’, by William F. Channing, M.D., March, 1855||Lecture Pamphlet||1871||U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C.||Patent Examiner’s Report – Fire Alarm Telegraph.||Examiner’s Report|
|2004||A Commemeration Plaque for the Electric Fire Alarm System, 1852||A Plaque dedicated in 2004 by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and placed at School Street and City Hall Avenue, Downtown, near the site of the first Fire Alarm Office, which was located at Court Square and Pi Alley.||Photo of Plaque|