12/25/10 113 W, 3 I - + 14 - 3 Snow and Station 3, 1915

This picture from the North Carolina State Archives (N66.2.47) was made in April 1915, after the city's worst blizzard on record. It was taken from the corner of Blount and Hargett streets, and shows old Station 3 on the right. It's also a rare view of the station's cupola, which is rarely shown in other photos. In one of two close-ups, the firefighters are standing on what looks like a fallen telephone pole. The two-story station was built in 1898 for the Victor Fire Company. It closed on July 26, 1951, when Engine 3 relocated to East Street. It was demolished the next year. Click once or twice to enlarge:

Courtesy North Carolina State Archives

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