09/03/09 1109 W - + 12 - 6 Trip Help Wanted / Old Fire Stations


Mr. and Mrs. Blogger are planning their annual fall trip to Western North Carolina. As usual, one goal is to visit and photograph any and all former or historic firehouses. Any building that used to be a fire station, or that's still a fire station but 50 years or older. See this master list for more information. Our route includes the following counties. Can you add any others that we can watch for? Thanks for your help.

Contents
Buncombe County
Burke County
Cabarrus County
Calwell County
Catawba County
Cleveland County
Gaston County
Henderson County
Iredell County
Lincoln County
McDowell County
Mecklenburg County
Polk County
Rowan County
Rutherford County
Stanly County
Wilkes County

Buncombe County
Asheville - All historic and former fire stations already cataloged
Biltmore Forest Old Sta - Vanderbilt Avenue
Black Mountain Old Municipal Building - 223 W. State Street
Others?
 
Burke County
Broughton Hospital Old Sta - Security Lane
Morganton Old Sta - 203 W. Meeting Street
Valdese - 121 Faet Street - Section of building built 1932
Others?

Cabarrus County
Coldwater Old Sta - Highway 73 and Gold Hill Rd
Concord Sta 1 - 31 Church Street N. - Built 1941
Flowes Store Old Sta - beside new station at 8623 Flowes Store Rd, Concord
Kannapolis Sanitary District Old Sta / Kannapolis Old Sta 1- Behind new Station 1
Pitts Old Sta - 170 Pitts School Road - Built 1971? Opened 1991 as Concord Sta 5
Poplar Tent Old Sta - on Poplar Tent Rd near the intersection with Rock Hill Church Rd
Winecoff Old Sta - 328 Stewart Street - Built ? Opened 1999 as Kannapolis Sta 4

Caldwell County
North Catawba Old Sta - at Connely Springs Rd and Cajah Mountain Rd
Patterson Old Sta - near new station on Roby Martin Rd
Sawmills Old Sta - Address? - Now Town Hall - beside new station on Highway 321A


Catawba County
Catawba Old Town Hall - 108 N. Main Street
Conover Old City Hall - 101 1st Street E.
Hickory Old Municipal Building - 30 3rd Street NW
Hickory Old Sta 3 - 1400 block 1st Avenue SW
Long View Old Town Hall - 139 24th Street
Mount Holly Old Sta - 131 S. Main Street
Viewmont Old Sta - 23rd Avenue NE
Others?

Cleveland County
Shelby Old Sta - 300 S. Washington Street
Others?

Gaston County
Agriculture Center Old Sta - at  Dallas Cherryville Hwy and Old NC 277 Loop
Alexis Old Sta 1 - 4221 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy (Highway 27)
Belmont Old Sta - Downtown Belmont
Catawba Heights Old Sta - East Main off Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Chapel Grove Old Sta - 111 Camp Rotary Rd
Cherryville Old Town Hall - 109 E. Main Street - Built 1826
Cherryville Old Sta - 116 South Mountain Street - Built 1940, Closed 2008? correct
Community Old Sta - Woodlawn Ave just off Belmont Mount Holly Rd
Dallas Old Sta - W Church St / S Oakland St
East Gastonia Old Sta - Ozark Ave near I-85 in Gastonia
Gastonia Old Sta - 240 W. Franklin Boulevard - Built 1926, relocated 1953
Gastonia Old Sta 1 - 117 W. Second Street - Built 1953, relocated 2002
Gastonia Old Sta 3 - 1502 W. Franklin Boulevard - Built 1952, relocated 2002
Gastonia Old Sta 4 - Address? - Relocated 2002 - 1012 S New Hope Rd
Lowell Old Sta - S Main St between W 1st St and the R/R tracks
Lucia-Riverbend Old Sta - Lucia-Riverbend Hwy near Stanley-Lucia Road
Mount Holly Old Sta - 309 North Main Street - Built 1963
Rhyne Old Sta - W. Davidson near I-85 in Gastonia
South Gastonia Old Sta - York Hwy (Highway 321) / Davis Heights Dr
South Point Old Sta - 2000 block of South Point Rd
Stanley Old Sta - Downtown Stanley now Police Department
Others?

Henderson County
Hendersonville Old City Hall - 145 Fifth Avenue E.
Others?

Iredell County
Lake Norman Old Sta - 1206 Brawley School Rd
Mooresville Old Sta 1 - 300 block N Main St beside new Mooresville Station 1
Mount Mourne Old Sta - 1500 block of Mecklenburg Hwy (Highway 115) diaganally across from new station
Statesville Sta 1 - 316 S. Meeting Street
Others?

Lincoln County
Boger City Old Sta - 2498 E Main Street - Built 1959 (front), 1977 (back), relocated 2003
Denver Old Sta - 4600 block of Highway 16 just south of new station
North Brook Old Sta - 996 Highway 274
South Fork Old Sta - Long Shoals Rd and Southside Rd

McDowell County
Cross Cotton Mills Old Sta - Webb Street
Marion Old City Hall - 130 N. Logan
Old Fort Old Sta - 102 S. Catawba Avenue
Old Fort Old Sta - Main Street
PG Old Sta - 52 PG Baptist Church Road
Others?

Mecklenburg County
Carolina Old Sta - Providence Rd West and Old Audrey Kell Rd
Charlotte - All historic and former fire stations already cataloged
Derita Old Sta - 2715 W. Sugar Creek Road
Long Creek Sta - 6328 Beatties Ford Road - Built 1946
Moores Chapel Old Sta - 9872 Rhyne Road, Charlotte
Newell Old Sta - 8500 block Old Concord Road - Gas station, one bay used for fire truck
Pinoca Old Sta - Hovis Rd and Salem Church Rd just off Brookshire Blvd (Highway 16)
Statesville Road Old Sta - 3366 Lake Road off Statesville Rd
Wilkinson Boulevard Old Sta - Little Rock Road and Wilkinson Blvd
Woodlawn Old Sta - 8100 block Nations Ford Road - Also former Medic station
Others?

Polk County
?

Rowan County

China Grove Sta - 333 N. Main Street - Built 1957
Faith Old Sta - Near new station in downtown Faith
Franklin Old Sta - Near 3975 Statesville Blvd., Sailsbury
Ellis Old Sta - E. Ridge Road and Old Mocksville Road
Kannapolis Sanitary District FD Old Sta - 933 Floyd Street - Built 1968
Landis Sta 58 - 136 N Central Av
Liberty Old Sta - Stokes Ferry Road and Liberty Road
Locke Township Old Sta - Beside new station at 5405 Mooresville Hwy
Millers Ferry Old Sta - Long Ferry Road not far off I-85
Rockwell Rural Old Sta - 198 China Grove Hwy, Rockwell
Salisbury Old City Hall - 117 S. Lee Street
Salisbury Old Sta 2 - 1400 block S. Main Street
Salisbury Sta 3 - 1604 W. Innes Street - Built 1953
Spencer Old Sta - S. Yadkin Avenue and 4th Street
Union Old Sta - Ridgecrest Road off Bringle Ferry Road (correct?)
Others?

Rutherford County
Cherry Mountain Old Sta 1 - Bostic Sunshine Rd near Duncans Creek Rd
Forest City Old Sta -  Near E. Trade Street and N. Powell Street
Rutherfordton Old City Hall - 134 N. Washington Street
Spindale Old City Hall - 400 Spindale Street
Others?

Stanly
Albemarle Old Sta 1 - N. 3rd Street near E. Main Street
Albemarle Sta 2 - 607 Concord Road - Built 1940
Bethany Sta - 118 Bethany Road - Built 1952
Endy Old Sta - Highway 24/27 near new station
New London Old Sta - 112 W Gold Street
Richfield Misenheimer Old Sta - 134 N Highway 49, Richfield

Wilkes County
Millers Creek Old Sta - near 4210 Boone Trail
Moravian Falls Old Sta - Moravian Falls Rd / Old Highway 18
Others?



Gaston County:
Old Rhyne VFD on W. Davidson near I-85 in Gastonia.
Old East Gastonia VFD on Ozark Ave near I-85 in Gastonia.
Old Mount Holly Fire at 309 North Main.
Old Catawba Heights VFD on East Main off Belmont-Mt Holly Rd.
Old Lucia-Riverbend VFD on Lucia-Riverbend Hwy near Stanley-Lucia Road.
[rocket33] (Email) - 09/03/09 - 07:39

I think the original New Hope FD Station is still standing on the SE corner of New Hope Rd and Beatty Rd. Been a few years since I was there
Olson - 09/03/09 - 09:52

The old New Hope FD is gone. Now a parking lot for a church.
[bcfd424] - 09/03/09 - 10:38

List updated with dozens of more old and former fire stations, found on BCFD424’s photo site, http://picasaweb.google.com/bcfd424

Thanks for all the address help. I’ll be adding the above info. and photos to my catalog/database, at http://www.legeros.com/history/nc/statio..

And what a great list of things to explorer, as we work our way westward next month!
Legeros - 09/03/09 - 17:05



  
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