Then and Now: Columbia Road @ Sherman Avenue

Fire wreck, 1/5/21Columbia Road 2010
(Columbia Road at Sherman Avenue in 1921 and today)

The historic image above dates to January 5, 1921, and shows the aftermath of a motor collision at Columbia Road and Sherman Avenue in which Battalion Fire Chief Timothy J. Donohue was injured, receiving a cracked jaw, several broken ribs and lacerations on his face, head and body. Donohue was 63 years of age at the time. He rallied and recovered from his injuries.

Donohue officially became Battalion Chief in 1916 after 32 years of service. By November 1, 1921, he had retired from fire duty.

Additional images below:
(Historic images from Library of Congress)


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