07/26/11 189 W, 1 I - + 4 - 2 Historic Firehouses of York, PA

Plus one that's newer, built in 1974. Photographed last week, while en route to Reading for a very heavy rock concert. Station 1, the Rex/Laurel firehouse, is reportedly the oldest continuously operating fire station in the United States. It's also slated for closure, along with Station 5. City officials are proposing building a new, combined station for the two engine companies. 

Take the photo tour, posted to my Flickr site. Or learn more about the York Fire Department, where they still operate Gamewell boxes. And run two-person (!) engine companies, supplemented by volunteer members. Their fire department dates to the first brigade formed in 1771.

Those are some beautiful old firehouses.
Mike - 07/27/11 - 20:24

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