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Minges Fire Tower Provided Realistic Training

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In 1940, M. O. Minges, the head of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, gave $5,000 to the City of Greenville to build a Fire Drill Tower for use of the Fire Department. The six- story Fire Drill Tower was built in 1942 on Chestnut Street near West Greenville School. The Fire Drill Tower was not only used by local firemen, but by other departments in eastern North Carolina and the Civil Defense auxiliary firemen. Fire Drill Tower was dedicated on April 13, 1943.