10/24/10 192 W, 2 I - + 8 - 8 Durham Highway on Davis Circle

Back in town, back on the computer. Since we've been discussing Durham Highway and their original station at 6802 Davis Circle, here are a couple pictures of same. That is, bits and pieces of the building.

Mr. Blogger did some serious photo research in the 2000s, while working on his Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting books. Here are the only images he found of the Davis Circle station. They were scanned from photos in possession of DHFD (top) and Dale Johnson (bottom).

The land for the fire station was deeded to Durham Highway Fire Department in 1965. The owner was Tom Bailey, President of Central Mack Sales. He provided the lot located behind the Amoco service station, and with the stipulation that the property return to his ownership when no longer used for fire protection.

The department's first apparatus is pictured, a Army surplus "deuce and a half" that bought for $500. They added a pump and a tank, and it served until their 1965 Chevrolet/Darley pumper arrived. That truck's pictured in the second photo. We'll let the old-timers continue the story from there... Click to enlarge:

Remember personal info?

/ Textile

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible on this site until it has been approved by an editor.

To prevent spam we require you to answer this silly question

  (Register your username / Log in)

Hide email:

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.