07/05/09 140 W, 1 I - + 11 - 9 Durham's Old Station 1

Durham's original Central Fire Station, located at 212 N. Mangum Street, is undergoing renovation. Built in 1890, the structure was extensively remodeled in 1922. From old photos on the excellent Endangered Durham site1, everything above ground appears to have been replaced. (The site offers a wealth of information, including informative reader comments. The roof, for example, stradles the Cape Fear and Neuse River basins.) The engine house operated until 1965, when a new Station 1 opened at 139 E. Morgan Street. Read more about Durham former firehouses. Old Station 1 served as office space for decades, and is presently being repurposed as a restaurant. Click to enlarge:


Other engine houses on the Endangered Durham site: Old Station 2 (West Main Street), Old Station 3 (East Main Street), Old Station 4 (McMannen Street), Old Station 4 (Fayetteville Street), Station 5 (Chapel Hill Road), and the Old Drill Tower.

Thanks for giving some love to the boys in Durham. Nice to see what our neighbors to the west are up to…..
H2O - 07/05/09 - 19:38

Updated with additional Endangered Durham articles on old fire stations, and the old drill tower.
Legeros - 07/06/09 - 19:09

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