07/22/09 122 W, 1 I - + 12 - 9 Holabird Avenue Fire Station

Explore the area of the Dundalk Marine Terminal in southeast Baltimore and you'll soon discover an old engine house sitting directly underneath Interstate 95. Engine 50 occupied the station at 4700 Holabird Avenue from 1930 to 1978/79. It was closed, notes this Monument City web site, because the facility's fuel tanks were too close to the overhead highway. Engine 50 relocated a new/newer station at 1601 Broening Highway. The building appears vacant, but Google matches the address to a sign shop. Good excuse for a return visit! Below is a early evening photo from yesterday. Or explore via Google Street View. Read more about historic houses in Baltimore. Only a few dozen more to shoot!

I assume the station was there before the highway? If so, it is interesting they built a highway over a building!
DS - 07/22/09 - 08:49

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