05/11/09 243 W - + 13 - 14 Google Street View and Former Fire Stations


For some years now, we've been searching the state for former firehouses. Slowly, surely, we've been documenting and photographing buildings that once served as fire stations. Or, that are still serving as engine houses, but over 50 years in age. That is, they're historic. It's been an interesting project, and requiring only a moderate amount of obsession. Hey, everyone needs a hobby. And though we've photographed quite a few of these in recent years, there are plenty listed in the database without images. Until now. Until Google Street View. Browsed the streets of smaller towns lately? Seems Google has been very busy in our state. Below are some structures found in less than an hour of browsing. Talk about armchair travel!





Google Street View of Teachey FD old new, http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=o..
Todd D. (Email) (Web Site) - 05/11/09 - 21:34

The Gastonia FD picture is the correct building. The smaller portion of the building on the left side is the former fire station.
[bcfd424] - 05/11/09 - 23:00

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s..

This is the pld fire station in Conover that I know of.
[bcfd424] - 05/11/09 - 23:06

Sorry for the mispelled word in the last comment, I meant old fire station. The bays were on the left long side and were bricked up after the fire department moved out.
[bcfd424] - 05/11/09 - 23:09

Two from Pender County:

Hampstead, Highway 17 just south of Highway 210, old fire station, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s.. (correct building?)

Penderlea, Dillard Road, old fire station, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s..
Legeros - 05/13/09 - 06:51

Few more:

Dobson, Forsyth County, Crutchfield Street, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s.. (correct building?)

Hickory Grove in Bladen County, old fire station behind newer fire station, http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&q=bladen+county+nc&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ei=k2ILSuGBJZqltgea2ZjFAg&ll=34.748947,-78.423843&spn=0.079409,0.096302&z=13&layer=c&cbll=34.749048,78.42419&panoid=njP-aplOgzOyRfcW9PBlw&cbp=12,38.91,,1,6.2

Newton Grove, Sampson County, Weeks Circle, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s..

Shelby, City Hall, also former fire station, http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&cli..

Summerfield, Guilford County, old fire station, 7400 block Summerfield Road, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s..

Wallburg, Davidson County, Motsinger Road, http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Motsinger+.. (correct building?)
Legeros - 05/13/09 - 21:03



  
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