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I occasionally see a firehouse or two in some of the city threads posted, but I would like to see them gathered in one spot.  I don't care where the building is or what it looks like - an active or inactive station (although my preference is the old ones).  So please post away.

 

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The large view is here: Cincinnati - Former Quarters Engine 24 - Truck 10

 

Forgot the rest of the caption when I posted this!  Here goes: Cincinnati, Ohio - This station is located at 3120 Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill.  It was the quarters of Engine 24 and Ladder 10 from 1890 until 1940 when they moved to their current station.

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Cincinnati OH - Engine-Truck-Ambulance-Boat 3 & District 1

329 E. 9th Street

Built in 1951 this station originally housed Engines 44 and 3, Truck 1, Water Tower 2, and District 1.

 

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For the large version: Cincinnati - Engine & Truck 3

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Here are two of Cleveland Heights' old fire stations, courtesy of the CH Historical Society:

 

http://www.chhistory.org/images/featstories/NobleRdStation1931.jpg

 

http://www.chhistory.org/images/featstories/SilsbyStation1931.jpg

 

They were built as mirror images of one another in the early 1930s and utilized as stations until the early 1980s.  They both still stand today, one as a police academy and the other as a pharmacy.

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Stuebenville OH - Engine 6711

417 North St.

Former home to the Reliance Fire Company No. 2.

This classic firehouse is located in Downtown Stuebenville.

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Wat to see more?  Visit Flickr: Stuebenville - Engine Co 1

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Located at the intersection of Altamont & Parkway in West Covington, this single bay house is home to CFD Pumper 2.  Although the lettering over the door reads "ENG", companies in Covington have been referred to as Pumpers and not Engines for as long as I can remember.  This station is located just off of Route 8 not far from Ludlow and Devou Park.

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Want to see a larger version?  Covington - Quarters of Pumper 2

 

Update: This firehouse was constructed in 1938.

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it would be great if ppl could add the date built if known.

I had planned on doing that, but my brain just wouldn't let me type the information.  I edited a couple of the photo captions with that information.  Nothing in my notes that has the date of the Stuebenville house.

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Covington KY - Engine 6 (Pumper 6)

1504 Holman Street

Constructed in 1906.

The firehouse had seen a lot of use by the time I took this photo. The station and the buildings to the left, to the corner of 15th Street,  were torn down and a new firehouse was built on the same site in 1983.  It's unfortunate that this place had to go as I really liked the look of the building.  I want to erase that air conditioner from my picture....

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The original image on the ever-changing Flickr site: Covington KY - Quarters of Engine 6

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^ nice and thx -- of course the bldg dates help place the style of the bldg - plus it's just interesting to know ;)

 

i found another one i had saved:

 

chelsea engine 14

14 e18th st

second bldg, 1894

 

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from today --

engine 88 & ladder 38

belmont, bronx  (1908)

 

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here's some info about the bx:

 

 

The Borough of the Bronx is home to 30 Engine Companies, 27 Truck Companies, 2 Squad Companies, and 1 Rescue Company quartered in 34 Firehouses (technically they are in 37 Firehouses-6 Firehouses in the borough are conjoined with another). They protect approximately 1.3 million residents over a 44 square mile area. In 2013, Bronx companies responded to 95079 calls, of which 469 were All-Hands or greater. The busiest company in the Bronx in 2013 was Engine Co. 62 with 5425 Runs

 

 

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I have a lot of pictures of fire stations in other states. I guess it doesn't matter if it is outside of Ohio?

 

I'll start though with one I just uploaded. This was Engine House 16 in Columbus, but is now the Central Ohio Fire Museum. It was built in 1908.

 

15219068317_6597c692fe_b.jpgEngine House 16 by Eridony, on Flickr

 

15408604426_d6216104c6_b.jpgEngine House 16 Tower by Eridony, on Flickr

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I have a lot of pictures of fire stations in other states. I guess it doesn't matter if it is outside of Ohio?

 

I'll start though with one I just uploaded. This was Engine House 16 in Columbus, but is now the Central Ohio Fire Museum. It was built in 1908.

They put quite a lot of effort into getting that building to look that way.  It is spectacular.  I don't care where the fire station is - I just like seeing pictures of them.

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E 29th St

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As beautiful as some of the FDNY stations are that you have posted, I wonder what people will think of this style of building in another 50 years?  Will it be considered a classic by then?

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^ i always liked that one -- you got a stunning photo of it!

 

Thanks!

 

They put quite a lot of effort into getting that building to look that way.  It is spectacular.  I don't care where the fire station is - I just like seeing pictures of them.

 

Cool! Here is a short series from my home town of Muskegon, Michigan. A central fire station was built downtown in 1930. The building still exists but it could not handle some of the larger modern fire trucks so a new central fire station was built a few blocks away about 7 years ago.

 

A couple of historical shots of the old central station.

6942042321_0327d15875_b.jpgCentral Station Construction by Eridony, on Flickr

 

6942234329_490751728f_b.jpgCentral Fire Station & Firefighters by Eridony, on Flickr

 

Soon after it closed

2448900649_a4369af524_b.jpgThe Old Central Fire Station by Eridony, on Flickr

 

These pictures of the new station were taken around the time I started getting into photography so they aren't the greatest.

373784027_be6ee0437d_b.jpgNew Central Station by Eridony, on Flickr

 

480032403_2db4df70c0_b.jpgNew Central Station by Eridony, on Flickr

 

2356405288_3b58b48e16_b.jpgFinished Central Station by Eridony, on Flickr

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^ha ha...I know where there's an even uglier one. I'll have to post a picture soon.

Lafayette St--see! I doubt there's one that looks worse than this (although I could be wrong). There's some sort of medical facility (I'm guessing for injured firefighters) that appears to be part of it, but still that's no excuse--

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Covington KY - Hose 3

12th Street between Madison Ave. and Scott Blvd.

Constructed 1894

This station was located just south of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.  Unfortunately the building was torn down in the early 1980's.

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This incredible chateau-like firehouse was built by Napoleon Le Brun  at a cost of $80,000 in 1896. It was home to Engine Company 31 until 1972 when it was decommissioned by the FDNY. Fortunately, it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places ten months before, so the structure still survives today. In 1983, DCTV and the Chinese-American Planning Council purchased the building for $400,000, and performed additional restoration work.

 

^that was from a very interesting & fun blog article -- repurposed fire stations in nyc:

http://untappedcities.com/2014/02/13/7-repurposed-fire-stations-in-nyc/

 

 

from yesterday

 

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Here is Engine 7 in Youngstown:

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According to the Wikipedia entry, built in 1904, it's the oldest operating station in the city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youngstown_Fire_Department

 

Here is a historic photo of the station:

https://metromonthly.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/historic-wick-park-youngstown-ohio-period-photographs-from-1889-through-1927/#jp-carousel-6026

You can see that the roof changed quite a bit over the years.

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i once had several shots of different Cleveland fire stations in the neighborhoods, cant find them.

So some new shots

 

in the Flats and on the Cuyahoga river... the home of cleveland fire boat

 

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In CLeve (Tremont), now a private home

 

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PIB FD3 (A): In this picture (circa 1930s) are the first two fire trucks to serve the island in front of the town hall. The open bay door behind them was the garage where they were stored.

 

Note: The LaFrance pumper truck on the left is still on the island and used in parades by a private collector.

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Cincinnati OH - Engine 12

2942 Colerain Avenue in Camp Washington

This station is still standing.  The house was active from 1876 to 1976.  I took this photo in the summer of 1974.

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