12/20/08 118 W, 2 I - + 14 - 7 Remembering the Village Subway


Found by a friend, the blog Goodnight, Raleigh! recently posted photos of the old Village Subway space at Cameron Village. The underground area that once housed a string of shops, clubs, and restaurant is presently unoccupied. The blog posting has photos and a history of the space. This and other below-ground spaces compelled Cameron Village owner Willie York to donate a high-expansion foam generator to the fire department in 1965. This was the city's second hi-ex foam device. Carried on a 1965 International pick-up truck, it was placed in service at Station 5. Later changed to a 1968 Chevy, Foam 5 remained at Cameron Village until removed from service on November 11, 1990.  
 


Goodnight, Raleigh! Photo
 

Foam 5 in 1976




Any memorable calls happen down here? Heard a story of a crew falling into some kind of chute below Cameron Village. Dont know when, who or under what circumstances.
K.O.M. - 12/20/08 - 17:04



  
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