12/12/09 103 W, 2 I - + 9 - 9 Greenville West End Station


Also from a 1956 issue of Hose & Nozzle magazine is this image of Greenville's West End Station at 1710 Chestnut Street. This was their second station, built in 1930 (?). The station was relocated in 1977 to 2407 Memorial Drive, and again in 2000 to 2490 Hemby Lane. The 5,200 square-foot building was photographed a couple years ago.

The tower behind the building was added in 1943 (?). It was closed in 2005, when a training center opened at 3375 E. 10th Street. Though Greenville's great Central Station was demolished some years ago, the city has three other old stations still standing. They're listed in our database. Click to enlarge:
 





Mike

I was just looking at your history web site. Nice. Just one thing about Greenville F/R Station 3. I am pretty sure the current station opened in 1988-1989 time period. I am currently trying to find confirmation. Thanks.
Steven - 12/12/09 - 18:48

Thanks Steven! I am also searching for any general GFD history docs, if they’re out there. Haven’t found any nice/detailed overviews or chronologies to date.
Legeros - 12/12/09 - 19:13

Mike-
If you are ever in the Greenville area, stop by Station 1. In the front they have some historical artifacts displayed including some old books from the fire department. If you ask they might let you look through them.
Steven (Email) - 12/13/09 - 08:35



  
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