11/07/08 138 W, 1 I - + 10 - 14 East Hargett Street and Station 3

For your Friday enjoyment, here's a vintage view of old Station 3 on East Hargett Street. The view is looking east, toward Blount Street. The picture is dated 1926 and comes from the CP&L Collection at the North Carolina State Archives. The station was built in 1898 for the Victor Fire Company, and became Station 3 in 1913. It was closed in 1951 and demolished the next year. I've only found a handful of photos of the old station to date. Learn more about the history of Station 3. The concept of looking closely at old photos is best exemplified in the book Hidden Images: Discovering Details in the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk Photographs, 1900-1911 by Larry E. Tise and published in 2005. Maybe I'll published a similiar volume of historic firefighting photos some day. Click to enlarge:

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