04/19/10 168 W, 1 I - + 10 - 5 Capital Hose House To Be Sold

Did you catch the item in today's News & Observer that the county has approved a new headquarters for the American Institute of Architects? They'll sell their current quarters, called "a historic waterworks building." Indeed it is. The structure at 112 W. Morgan Street was erected in 1887, and first housed a hose company of the volunteer Raleigh Fire Department. The city's contracted waterworks company also had an office in the building, which adjoined the base of a water tower.

We've blogged about the building before, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure served as a fire station for just a couple years. But it's still the oldest fire department building in the city. How much might the thing sell for? County tax records list the value as a mere $361,623. At least it's protected, so the structure we'll still be around regardless of the buyer. Could make one nifty residence, if you didn't mind the traffic!

Mike, do you have anymore pics of this building? Inside before and after?
Beach (Email) - 04/19/10 - 21:02

I have never been inside, nor seen pictures inside. Here’s a picture with the building in the background, from 1891, http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/histo..
Legeros - 04/19/10 - 21:21

Man if I had the money….
Silver - 04/19/10 - 22:39

I bet the water pressure is great (150 psi showers – awesome!). And maximum water supply credit for ISO.
J.D. McLean - 04/19/10 - 22:39

Would be an awesome union office….
Silver - 04/19/10 - 23:35

Would be a fine place for NCFFF Building…..
Beach (Email) - 04/20/10 - 11:51

Heck, go dig up a contact for old Station 4 on Jefferson Street. I am told the owners are or have been eyeing selling for some time. I expect that place needs way more work to make habitable.
Legeros - 04/20/10 - 11:56

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