05/13/09 153 W, 2 I - + 15 - 12 Warrenton Former Fire Station


Here's a nifty former fire station found via Google Maps Street View. Warrenton's old City Hall and fire station, on South Bragg Street at East Market Street. From Sanborn Maps, it was built by 1912. That year, it also housed the Mayor's office, the "lock up," the City Market, and a second-floor Opera House. The fire department was housed in the rear of the structure, and its two companies of 55 total volunteers had a combination hand and chemical engine, a hose cart, and hand hook and ladder ladder truck. Water was supplied by fire cisterns, and private water tanks and wells. Organized in 1896, Warrenton's municipal fire department retired on July 1, 2004, with one engine, and 15 volunteers. The town subsequently contracted with Warrenton Rural Fire Department for fire protection. See the Google Maps Street View.
 


Google Maps Photo

Or click to enlarge this 1912 Sanborn Map excerpt:
 


Sanborn Map





I believe it is now part of the police station and the beginnings of a fire museum
Mike - 05/13/09 - 15:12

Updated with Sanborn Map excerpt.
Legeros - 05/13/09 - 18:52



  
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