02/15/12 138 W, 3 I - + 14 - 15 UPDATED: Elizabeth City Fire Department Postcards

February 2012
Updated with two additional postcard images. Click to enlarge each.

May 2009
What we learned last week about Elizabeth City's former fire station on Elizabeth Street helps explain this title of a postcard for sale on eBay [the second postcard shown below], which Mr. Blogger has wondered about for ages. What did this postcard view of an old steamer have to do with a "$70,000 fire station?" Now we know. The card shows a view of the living quarters of the Elizabeth Street fire station, decades later condemned and removed, and the old steam engine Inez displayed outside. The base of the water tower behind the behind is our clue. The station must have cost $70,000. There you go. Here's our previous blog postings about ECFD's old steamer and old stations.


I want to thank you for posting these photos. My grandparents lived in Elizabeth City and my
father, brother and I visited both stations on each trip. I remember when the newer station (now closed)
was originally built. In earlier days we always visited the original firehouse talking with
the fire chief and some of his men around an old potbelly stove. My brother and I had our pictures taken
on “Old Inez”. The pictures bring back many pleasant memories.

Thank you!!
Gary Fry (Email) - 12/13/13 - 13:01

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