11/16/08 127 W, 1 I - + 8 - 14 Manteo Will Occupy New Firehouse Soon (1941)


From the News & Observer on June 3, 1941, come some details about Manteo's historic former fire station. Same cost $12,000 and was expected to opened within 60 days. After that, a new pumper would be purchased. The department presently had a single 500-gallon pumper. The new station was two-stories high and constructed of concrete blocks finished in white stucco. The first floor apparatus area was large enough for four trucks. The second floor would have an office, a records room, and a recreation room. The station was built under WPA contract, with location contribution about $4,000. MFD was organized in 1933 and had 22 members in 1941. During May 1941, they answered 17 calls. In 1974, Manteo Fire Department merged with Wanchese Fire Depaertment and formed Roanoke Island Fire Department.
 




This tutor style station still exists as such to this day. A new “North” (Manteo) station was built in 1990 to replace this one. The station is pretty deep and housed 2 pumpers and a 1955 ALF aerial. A 4th bay in the rear housed a van. It sits empty today as it was sold to a private party years ago.
Jason - 11/22/10 - 23:50



  
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