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Edward B. Gaines:
Peoria, IL. Local History

The naming of the new Fire Station #4 in Peoria Il. after Edward B. Gaines Jr. is an important recognition of his contributions to the Peoria Fire Department and the community as a whole. It is also an important step in recognizing the significant contributions of Black firefighters, who have often been underrepresented and unrecognized in the fire service.

Overall, the Peoria Fire Station #4 is an impressive tribute to Edward B. Gaines Jr. and the brave men and women of the Peoria Fire Department. It is a reminder of the importance of service to the community, and it serves as an inspiration to all who pass by.

The team at IDG+ Architects is proud to have been a part of this important project, and we look forward to seeing the station in use by the dedicated firefighters who serve our community.

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Edward B. Gaines portrait by Fire Captain and Artist Andrè Petty

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