G. Emerald Hose Co.

45 Central Ave. Tho’ extensively remodeled from firehouse since 1920’s, has mid-1880’s terra cotta fire fighting themes. On Church St.: baby in tree waiting rescue; two fountains with flowers and eagles dispensing water to fight fire. Central Ave.: head of Mercury, god of swiftness to a fire; lion’s head, astrological fire sign and symbol of courage.