Fire Call Box Harp Returned

Reinstalled call box harp

Thanks to all that alerted me to this. I really have to give DDOT props on this one. Less than a week after I called the project manager of the Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets project, the missing fire call box harp at Princeton Place and Georgia Avenue was reinstalled.

While the location isn’t exactly where it once was, I think just getting it back was a huge accomplishment. With the return of this harp, the Park View area continues to have three of the original twelve fire call boxes that once served the community.

I think just getting the harp back is not enough, though. The next step needs to be to make it an attractive and valuable asset. One way to do that would be to have it serve as a historical marker as many other harps in DC do.


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3 Comments on “Fire Call Box Harp Returned”

  1. Jay Says:

    Thank you so much for your efforts. The truth is that you are both respresenting what we think and also providing a retro feedback channel for us to express our concerns/suggestions!

  2. Angry Parakeet Says:

    I remember seeing the one on Gresham after it had been dislodged and knocked over by a car or truck. Do you think the city saves them in such cases for future refurbishment?

  3. […] at Princeton and Georgia was nearly lost in 2011 when DDOT removed it during street construction. I successfully advocated for the harp’s return specifically with the idea that it could be part of an art project along with the other […]

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