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Monday, April 8, 2024

This Fire Station was constructed in the 1930's. It appears to have shut down in ~1990.

The yellow truck is a mid-to-late 1980's Ford C900 series fire engine. It was surprising to find here considering that it was a current production model and probably still had that new car smell at the time of this station's closure. It could have been in use at another engine house until it was retired to the garage here, but it looks to me like it's been deteriorating where it sits for about as long as everything else. Even more surprising, though, was the one sitting next to it; The red truck is an American LaFrance Type 75 fire engine. This model was produced between 1915 and 1927. The Type 75 featured a 750gpm water pump and was the flagship model of its time. It's entirely possible that this Type 75 was in operation here in the early days of this facility.

Note: This is part 3 of 4 from a series of "loosely related blog posts". Part 1 was The Gas Station, Part 2 was The Train Station and Part 3 is this Fire Station. Coming up next in Part 4 is the juiciest location ever. Stay tuned...

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