12/23/08 73 W, 1 I - + 9 - 16 Goldsboro Old Station 1

Here's a sight worthy of a Highway 70 detour. Goldsboro's Old Station 1 at 109 E. Ash Street has been undergoing renovations for use as an office. The building was saved from demolition in 2006 by a petition and last-minute sale. The exterior has been restored as much as possible. The Art Deco-designed station was built as a WPA project, and served from 1939 to 1976. Read more about Goldsboro fire stations. Click to enlarge:

I remember my Dad taking me to this station when I was around 4 or 5 years old when we were visiting relative in Goldsboro. I remember a 700 series ALF ladder truck and pumper (I don’t remember whether the ladder was a tiller or not), some military chassis fire trucks (one or two), and a Ford Econoline van that was the rescue/ambulance. Glad to see it is still standing.
DJ (Email) - 12/25/08 - 12:59

There are precious few of the great old central stations still standing. Asheville’s, still active. Greensboro’s, now part of a hotel. Durham’s, now an office building. Raleigh’s, still active. Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Wilmington, all gone.
Legeros - 12/25/08 - 13:55

Its a shame that municipalities rush to demolish relics like this. Look at it now, it almost looks too modern, to nice for Goldsboro!

Its 2am at KPS... I cant sleep!
J.Boggs - 01/02/09 - 03:03

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