09/03/09 101 W, 1 I - + 6 - 7 The First Rural Fire Station?


Was Wilkinson Boulevard Fire Department in Charlotte, organized in 1942, the first rural fire department in the state? Maybe. Possibly. Likely. We've blogged before about the first rural fire departments. Turns out the old WBFD station is still standing in the 2900? block of Little Rock Road, north of Wilkinson Boulevard. Benjy Grice took the below photo in June 2007. The two-bay, single-story, brick building looks like it's being used by a trucking company. Here's a Bing Maps bird's eye, and a Google Maps street view. Click to enlarge, or See more photos from Benjy.
 

Benjy Grice photo






  
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