05/22/11 120 W, 1 I - + 4 - 3 Temporary Holly Springs Station 2

This trailer home has been installed as a temporary Holly Springs Station 2. The original station was demolished after damage from the April 16 tornado. The temporary station is housed on a vacant lot beside the original location at 1140 Avent Ferry Road. The town is also planning construction of a second temporary building to house an engine, brush truck, and ambulance. Read our prior posting about those plans. Or see more photos of the temporary station from Lee Wilson. And since Mr. Blogger is a historian, you know what the next question will be. How many temporary fire stations have come and gone in Raleigh and Wake County? We'll start working on that answer...

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Temporary fire stations, you ask? Started working on this for a bit, then did a blog search.

Guess what, we already went this route in 2008! Here’s that list, with a couple updates:

- Bay Leaf’s first firehouse was a garage bay in a building in the 11000 block of Six Forks Road from 1961 to 1967, the present site of a vegetable stand.

- Cary’s original Station 2 was a tin shed in the 100 block of Cedar Street. Built in 1953 or 1954, it was located just around the corner from Station 1 and served for several years.

- Garner’s first fire station was a used-car garage on Garner Road across the high school, used from 1952 to 1953.

- Holly Springs first town-operated fire station was located at the Omaha Meat Company at the corner of Thomasmill Road and Irvine Parkway. It operated during 1995, until a more permanent temporary station was opened that year at 127 N. Main Street. It served until 2006.

- Holly Springs Station 3 is located in a house on Friendship Road, and opened in 2008.

- Knightdale’s first town-operated fire station was at the Public Works facility at 306 Robertson Street. Opened in 2002, the station consisted of a couple garage bays and a trailer for living quarters.

- New Hope’s first fire station was a garage bay at the corner of New Hope and Louisburg Roads. It served from 1956 to 1958.

- Raleigh Station 6 operated in a rented commercial building at 2519 Fairview Road from 1943 to 1948. The station occupied half of the structure.

- Raleigh Station 8 operated in a rented house at 1007 Method Road from 1960 to 1963. It was addressed 903 Kent Road at the time. Personnel constructed a concrete garage that housed the engine and tanker.

- Rolesville’s first fire station was the Amoco Station across the street from 106 S. Main Street. It served from 1958 to 1960.

- Six Forks’s first fire station was a converted barn on the south side of Howell’s Store on the west side of Six Forks Road, starting in 1956. Some years later, the station was replaced with a tin shed on the east side of Six Forks Road just north of Lassiter Mill Road. This facility served until 1962.

- Stony Hill’s first fire station was a tin shed on Durham Road, used from 1958 to 1963.

- Swift Creek’s first fire station was a tin shed on Tryon Road, used from 1961 to 1962.

- Wake Forest Station 3 was first a leased house on Forestville Road, used from 2007 to 2009.

- Western Boulevard’s first fire station was Pearson’s Esso Station on Western Boulevard at Powell Drive, used in 1957. The replacement facility was an “old barbecue shed” on the opposite corner, used from 1957 until the department disbanded in 1960.

- Yrac’s first fire station was a rented garage at the corner of Cedar and Ward streets, used from 1961 to 1966.

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Legeros - 05/22/11 - 07:24

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